Prof. Steven V. Ley



Prof. Steven Ley has been a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge since 1992. He obtained his PhD from Loughborough University with Professor Harry Heaney and carried out postdoctoral research with Professor Leo Paquette (Ohio State) and then with Professor Sir Derek Barton (Imperial College). He was appointed as a lecturer at Imperial College in 1975, promoted to Professor in 1983, and then to Head of Department in 1989. In 1990 he was elected to the Royal Society (London) and was President of The Royal Society of Chemistry 2000–2002. He has published over 800 papers and has gained 50 major awards.


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