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Prof. Martin Wills

Professor of Organic Chemistry

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I work on synthesis and catalysis. In particular, there is a focus on asymmetric catalysis with organometallic complexes and the development of novel synthetic methodology. Please go to my research group website for full details.

M dot Wills at warwick dot ac dot uk

024 765 23260 (Chemistry)

Office C5.04

Professor Martin Wills Research Group

Feel free to email me anytime you have a question

Groups at Warwick


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member of the American Chemical Society
  • Member of the Society for Chemical Industry


  • BSc Imperial College 1985
  • DPhil Oxford 1988
  • DSc Warwick 2008
  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Geneva University 1988-1989
  • Lecturer at Bath University 1989-1995
  • Reader at Warwick University 1995-2000
  • Professor at Warwick University 2000-present

Details of ongoing projects can be found on my group website.

I am currently interested in:

  • Synthetic chemistry and asymmetric catalysis
  • Enantioselective ketone reduction using transfer hydrogenation and asymmetric carbon-carbon bond forming reactions using homochiral transition metal catalysts
  • Total and partial synthesis of natural products
  • Development of supported reagents for synthesis.
  • My Research Group uses a wide range of structural and analytical techniques such as infra-red, NMR, mass spectrometry, X-ray diffraction etc..

My teaching is delivered through Moodle. I teach to all years.

Information on my research group can be found on my group website.

Full details of my research group can be found on my group website.

I am happy to consider any further applications from prospective students.