John Parkinson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a career track NMR Spectroscopist with more than 25 years of practical expertise in solution phase applications of NMR spectroscopy. Parkinson's research interests are wide and multifaceted, impacting on many developing areas of chemical science as shown by the large diversity of journals in which his work is published. His particular interests lie in molecular assembly and recognition, solution phase molecular structure elucidation, and developing and using new NMR methods to understand motional and dynamic characteristics of molecular systems in solution. Since taking up his current post at the University of Strathclyde, he has continued to build strong national and international interdisciplinary links with other researchers. He currently serves on the RSC NMR Discussion Group forum as Treasurer, promoting NMR widely both nationally and internationally through scientific meeting organization. These events have included “Structure 2010” and a number of other meetings under the auspices of the UK NMR Discussion Group. By attracting suitable funding, he has enabled Strathclyde’s NMR spectroscopy facilities (currently housing four state-of-the-art spectrometers) to attain high recognition. He teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has ongoing responsibility for the supervision of final-year undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2011