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Rachel K. O'Reilly

Rachel K. O'Reilly

Professor Rachel K. O'Reilly

February 2015 - to date
ERC consolidator grant awardee
University of Warwick, Department of Chemistry, Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL

June 2012 - to date
Full Professor
University of Warwick, Department of Chemistry, Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL

October 2009-May 2012
Associate Professor
University of Warwick, Department of Chemistry, Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL


January 2009-September 2009

Assistant Professor

University of Warwick, Department of Chemistry, Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL


January 2009-September 2014
ESPRC career acceleration fellow (CAF)
University of Warwick, Department of Chemistry, Gibbet Hill Road, CV4 7AL

September 2005-December 2008
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship & Mays Wild Research Fellowship, Downing College
University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, CB2 1EW, UK

October 2004-September 2006
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellowship
University of Cambridge, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, CB2 1EW, UK
IBM Almaden Research Center, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, California, 95120-6099, USA

June 2003-August 2005
Post-Doctoral research position
IBM Almaden Research Center, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, California, 95120-6099, USA
Washington University in Saint Louis, One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63130, USA
Supervisors: Prof. C. J. Hawker FRS and Prof. K. L. Wooley
Project: Preparation of uniquely derivatised block copolymers, their modification and assembly into novel nanostructured materials.
October 1999-May 2003
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Imperial College, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AY, UK
Supervisor: V. C. Gibson FRS
Thesis title : Novel catalyst design for utilisation in controlled radical polymerisations.
October 1995-June 1999
M.Sci. hons, 1st class in Chemistry (June 1999)
B.A. hons, 1st class in Natural Sciences (June 1999)
University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, CB3 0DG, UK

Academic awards

2016 - Gibson-Fawcett award from the Royal Society of Chemistry
2014 - McBain medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry/Society of Chemical Industry
2013 - Elected to as a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
2013 - ACS Mark Young Scholar award
2012 - Samsung-IUPAC Young Polymer Scientist Award
2012 - RSC Hickinbottom Medal
2008 - Macro group UK young researchers medal
2007 - RSC Meldola Medal
2007 - Awarded chartered Chemist status
2006 - Elected as the Mays Wild Fellow at Downing College
2005 - Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow
2005 - Research Fellow Downing College
2004 - Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Research Fellow