David William Knight

knight4.jpg (36271 bytes)GENERAL RECORD AND PERSONAL DETAILS B.Sc., Ph. D., C. Chem., FRSC.

DATE OF BIRTH 3rd February, 1951

NATIONALITY English

MARITAL STATUS: Married with two daughters.

UNIVERSITY: Nottingham University, 1969-1975.

AWARDS: First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry, July, 1972. Wagstaff Prize for Chemistry (1971), Forth Prize for Chemistry (1972) and Elizabeth and J.D. Marsden University Prize (1972). Student President of University Chemical Society, 1971-1972.

cy_diam.gif (231 bytes)Professional positions: Began work towards a Ph. D. in September, 1972 on the Synthesis of Natural Butenolides under the supervision of Dr. (now Professor) G. Pattenden. Degree awarded in July 1975. Successfully applied for a Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship under the European Science Exchange Program to work with Professor A. Eschenmoser at ETH, Zurich. Award was not taken up as was appointed lecturer in Organic Chemistry at University College, Cardiff from 1st January 1976. Moved to a similar position at Nottingham in 1979 and was promoted to a Readership in Organic Chemistry in 1989. Elected to Fellowship of Royal Society of Chemistry, 1987. Awarded Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, 1994-1995. Appointed Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry at Cardiff University, March 1995.

cy_diam.gif (231 bytes)Professor Knight has published over 160 original research papers, mainly in the areas of organic synthetic methodology and natural product synthesis but also in the areas of Analytical and Medicinal Chemistry.

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