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Philip Mountford gained a D.Phil. degree at the University of Oxford and Balliol College (1986 to 1989) under the supervision of Professor M. L. H. Green. He remained at Oxford as a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College (1989 to 1992), Departmental Demonstrator in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1990 to 1992), and Lecturer at Keble College (1990 to 1992). In 1992 he accepted a faculty position at the University of Nottingham, and in 1998 he returned to Oxford where he was subsequently named as Professor of Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis in 2006.
His research interests centre around the synthesis, structure, bonding and stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity of organometallic compounds of the transition metals and lanthanides. He is an author of 220 articles and patents in these areas (H index 37), and has presented his group's research at ca 100 international and national conferences, meetings and university seminars. For a full publication list go to the Mountford Group website.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), he is also a past recent recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Sir Edward Frankland Fellowship, which is awarded for outstanding work in organometallic chemistry. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, the University of Bordeaux and the University of Heidelberg. Since 2008 he has served as Executive Deputy Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (with responsibility for all the laboratory's day to day operations and activities), and from 2010-11 he was Acting Head of Inorganic Chemistry.
Philip lives in Oxford and is married with two teenage daughters. His interests and hobbies include reading, politics, singing, classical music, jazz and travel. Until recently he also served as a governor and then chair of governors at a local primary school.