I am a postdoctoral researcher at WWU Muenster in Germany.  I work in the group of Prof. Frank Glorius working in the field of organic chemistry, more specifically in catalysis, and for those in the know, more specifically again, in the fields of CH activation and heterogeneous catalysis.

I obtained my PhD in the group of Prof. David Procter at the University of Manchester in the UK (June 2012), specialising in the chemistry of SmI2. I completed by undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester in 2008.

I believe the effective communication of science is critical for informed discussion and debate, and needs to be inclusive of those who are not working in scientific fields.  This requires scientists to be more engaged with the general public, but also requires the public to engage in return. I also believe that this would be facilitated by improved eduction in science across the whole population. As a consequence of these beliefs I have undertaken a significant amount of outreach/public engagement work and teaching.

I have worked in the pharmaceutical industry both as a full-time employee and as a student.

My academic CV is at the base of this page.

You can find me on linked in and twitter.


Karl Collins, CV June 2012

One page research summary – MA chemistry


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