Jamie Hicks; Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK
Jamie Hicks obtained his Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia (2012-2015) under the supervision of Prof. Cameron Jones. He worked on the synthesis and reactivity of low-coordinate, low-oxidation state transition metal complexes for which he won a number of awards, including the Springer Thesis prize (2016). He then undertook a postdoctoral position at the same institution under the joint supervision of Prof. Stuart Batten and Dr. David Turner (2015-2016), working on the incorporation of amines into porous coordination polymers. Jamie then moved to the UK to undertake his current position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (2016-present), under the joint supervision of Profs Jose Goicoechea and Simon Aldridge, working on the synthesis and reactivity of nucleophilic aluminium complexes. Jamie has recently secured early career research funding in Australia from the Australian Research Council (ARC), which he will commence in June 2019. He was also winner of the prestigious Reaxys PhD Prize in 2016.