Dr Ian A. O'Neil BSc PhD DIC CChem FRSC

Dr Ian O’Neil has been a teacher of organic chemistry at the University of Liverpool for over 25 years. During that time he has taught all levels and aspects of his subject, from year 1 to year 4 students, including lecturing, workshops, tutorials and laboratory classes.

He graduated from Imperial College with a first class degree, receiving the Barton prize for outstanding attainment in Organic Chemistry. Ian remained at Imperial for his PhD, which was carried out under the joint supervision of professors Tony Barrett FRS and Steve Ley FRS. He was then awarded a Royal Society Fellowship, which he spent in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich with professor Dieter Seebach. He then returned to the UK and carried out post-doctoral research at Oxford University with professor Sir Jack Baldwin FRS. During his time at Oxford he tutored organic chemistry at Somerville College.

Ian is currently a Reader in Organic chemistry and has an active research group. He has published over seventy five research papers covering a wide range of chemistry. He was awarded the GlaxoWellcome Prize for innovative Organic Chemistry in 2000, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advancement of organic chemistry. Ian was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in May 2016 in recognition of his high level of accomplishment as a professional chemist.