Stephen Mansell develops new catalysts to make useful products more efficiently. His vision is to combine main group and transition metal chemistry to greater effect by harnessing co-operative reactivity and unconventional ligands in order to design better catalysts. Since September 2013 he has been a lecturer in chemistry at Heriot-Watt University. He obtained his MSci degree from Imperial College London in 2005 where he was awarded the H.V.A. Briscoe prize for excellence in inorganic chemistry and then moved to The University of Bristol where he completed his PhD in 2009 on Low-Coordination in the Main Group Elements. He then gained post-doctoral experience on boron analogues of hydrocarbons at The University of Bristol followed by research into the fundamental chemistry of uranium compounds at The University of Edinburgh, and he presented this work at the Houses of Parliament as part of the SET for Britain competition in 2013. After a brief stint at The University of Bath he took up his current position of lecturer in the Institute of Chemical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in September 2013. His research interests span the whole field of inorganic chemistry and he is currently focussed on developing main group ligands which work cooperatively in transition metal complexes in order to design better catalysts.
Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University, from September 2013
Post-doctoral research associate, The University of Bath, 2013
Post-doctoral research fellow, The University of Edinburgh, 2010-2013
Post-doctoral research assistant, The University of Bristol, 2009-2010
PhD, The University of Bristol, 2005-2009
MSci in Chemistry, Imperial College London, 2001-2005
Presentations at conferences
10 Sep 2014 Presentation on Developing unconventional ligands for new reactivity at MICRA 2014 meeting which is the Meeting for Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed.
15 Apr 2014 Presentation on N-heterocyclic stannylenes at Dalton 2014 joint meeting of the interests groups.
19 Mar 2014 Presentation on Unconventional ligands: Developing the coordination chemistry of N-heterocyclic stannylenes to ca. 180 at the Scottish Regional Dalton Meeting at The University of St. Andrews.