Chemistry is a discipline that underpins many others. It has a vital role to play, says Jim Tucker, Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, in the synthesis and study of new materials, drugs and therapies, energy conversion and storage, solar energy and diagnostics for human health . . .
Dr Tucker studied for his BSc and PhD in Chemistry at Kings College, London. After post-doc work in Japan and France, he was Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Exeter before moving in 2005 to his present position at Birmingham University where he is Reader in Supramolecular Chemistry and currently holds an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship.