PROF MATTHEW J. GAUNT

Biography

Matthew Gaunt graduated from the University of Birmingham with First Class Honours for Chemistry in 1995. He subsequently completed his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Spencer at the University of Cambridge as a Wellcome Trust Scholar in 1999.

He then moved to the University of Pennsylvania, undertaking research as a GlaxoWellcome Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Amos B. Smith. In 2001, Matthew returned to Cambridge to work with Prof. Steven V. Ley as a British Ramsay Memorial Fellow and Junior Research Fellow at Magdalene College.

Matthew began his independent research career in 2003 at Cambridge, firstly as a Royal Society University Research Fellow, then as Lecturer in 2006, Reader in 2010, and as Professor from 2012. He was elected to holder of the Yusuf Hamied 1702 Chair of Chemistry in 2019, and is is currently the head of the Synthetic Chemistry RIG. His research focuses on the development of new chemical reactivity enabled by catalysts and is driven by programs centred on metal catalysed C–H bond activation, photoredox catalysis and selective chemical modification of biomolecules. The group’s research has been acknowledged through a number of awards.

 

Matthew is an Associate Editor for Chemical Science and a scientific advisory board member of Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis.

Awards

 

2016                    

2015-2020 

2015           

2013           

2011                                 

2011    

2010                                  

2009                   

2009   

2008   

2008  

2005  

ACS Cope Scholar Award

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

Novartis Lecturer Award

RSC Corday Morgan Medal

Organic Reactions Lecturer                                   

ERC Starting Investigative Research Fellow    

EPSRC Leadership Fellow                                        

AstraZeneca Award for Organic Chemistry                      

Chem. Soc. Rev. Emerging Investigator Award

Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry

Eli Lilly Young Lecturer Award

Dow Pharma Prize for Creativity in Chiral Chemistry

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