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Professor Richard Walton

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Prof Richard Walton

Professor of Inorganic Chemistry 

Richard is Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Warwick X-ray Diffraction Research Technology Platform, and Chair of Chemistry Research Committee. His research interests are in solid-state chemistry, spanning the synthesis and characterisation of inorganic materials including porous materials, transition-metal oxides and metal-organic frameworks, and industrial applications in heterogeneous catalysis and energy via various collaborations.


  • BA (Hons) Chemistry, 1990 – 1994 (MA 2000), Worcester College, University of Oxford (Part II Thesis Prize 1994)
  • PhD (Supervisor Dr S.J. Hibble), 1994 – 1997, University of Reading (Postgraduate Chemistry Colloquium Prize 1997)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1997-2000, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford
  • College Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, New College, University of Oxford, 2000
  • Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Exeter, 2000-2005
  • Lecturer in Solid-State Chemistry, Open University, 2005-2006
  • Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Warwick, 2006-2011
  • Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Warwick, 2011-
  • DSc, University of Warwick, 2013
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014
  • Royal Society Industry Fellow with Johnson Matthey, 2015-2019