Dr. Claire L. McMullin

Claire joined the University of Bath in September 2015 as a Computational Chemistry Teaching Fellow. From April 2019 to July 2022, she was Director of Studies for Year 1 students. In August 2022, Claire translated to a Lecturer (Teaching and Research) contract.

Previously, she was a Post-Doc with Prof. Stuart A. Macgregor at Heriot-Watt University working on the mechanism for C-H activation and functionalisation of neutral substrates with Rh(III) and Ru(II) catalysts. This three year EPSRC funded project was a collaboration with Prof. Dai Davies at the University of Leicester.

Before heading to Edinburgh for three years, Claire spent a year in America as a Post-Doc at the University of North Texas working with Prof. Tom Cundari on late transition metal catalysis.

Claire completed her Ph.D. at the University of Bristol (UK) in July 2011 with Guy Orpen and Natalie Fey, her research included expanding the Ligand Knowledge Base (LKB), dispersion corrected modeling of Pd-catalyzed oxidative addition and Buchwald-Hartwig amination, developing developing novel chiral measures to quantify chirality in organometallic asymmetric catalysis (in collaboration with the CCDC), and solving a variety of crystal structures from research groups at the University of Bristol.