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Dr Neil Williams

Director of Undegraduate Studies - Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing

About

I am the Director of Undergraduate Studies  for the Faculty of Science Engineering and Computing, where my focus is on enhancing learning, teaching and assessment practices within the faculty. I have a long standing interest in evaluation and pedagogic research in the STEM area. My research interests lie in the areas of organometallic chemistry and surface chemistry including ligand synthesis, N-Heterocyclic carbenes, catalysis and surface characterisation.

I obtained my PhD on surface organometallic chemistry, under the supervision of  Professor John Evans from the University of Southampton in 1992.  I subsequently did Post-doctoral research  in the are of inorganic chemistry and surface chemistry  at the national institute for Materials and chemical research, Japan, University of Sussex and the University of East Anglia.

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Qualifications

  • 2001 Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University
  • 1993 PhD An In Situ Spectroscopic Investigation of Titania-Supported Rhodium and Ruthenium Organometallics, University of Southampton
  • 1986-89 BSc (Hons) Chemistry, First Class, University of Southampton

Publications

Number of items: 30.

Article

Le Gresley, Adam, Simpson, Emma, Sinclair, Alex, Williams, Neil, Burnett, Gary, Bradshaw, David and Lucas, Robert (2015) The application of high resolution diffusion NMR for the characterisation and quantification of small molecules in saliva/dentifrice slurries. Analytical Methods, 7(6), p. 2323.

Tyrrell, Elizabeth, Whiteman, Leon and Williams, Neil (2011) The synthesis and characterisation of immobilised palladium carbene complexes and their application to heterogeneous catalysis. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 696(22), pp. 3465-3472. ISSN (print) 0022-328X

Williams, Neil, Merzouk, Mahboub and Hitchcock, Peter B (2010) Synthesis of Silver (I) Complexes of Iminoalkyl Functionalised N-Heterocyclic Carbenes. International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, pp. 1-5.

Venasakulchai, Anan, Williams, Neil A., Gracia, Louise H. and Rees, Gareth D. (2010) A comparative evaluation of fluoridated and non-fluoridated mouthrinses using a 5-day cycling enamel erosion model. Journal of Dentistry, 38(Suppleme), S21-S29. ISSN (print) 0300-5712

Tyrrell, E, Whiteman, L and Williams, N (2009) Sonogashira Cross-Coupling Reactions and Construction of the Indole Ring System Using a Robust, Silica-Supported Palladium Catalyst. Synthesis, 2009(5), pp. 829-835. ISSN (print) 0039-7881

Williams, NA, Bland, W and Christie, G (2008) Improving student achievement and satisfaction by adopting a blended learning approach to inorganic chemistry. Chemistry Education Research And Practice, 9(1), pp. 43-50. ISSN (print) 1756-1108

Moore, T, Merzouk, M and Williams, N (2008) Synthesis of amidoalkyl imidazol-2-ylidene ligands and their application to enantioselective copper-catalysed conjugate addition. Synlett, 2008(1), pp. 21-24. ISSN (print) 0936-5214

Merzouk, Mahboub, Moore, Theo and Williams, Neil A. (2007) Synthesis of chiral iminoalkyl functionalised N-heterocyclic carbenes and their use in asymmetric catalysis. Tetrahedron Letters, 48(50), pp. 8914-8917. ISSN (print) 0040-4039

Tyrrell, Elizabeth, Millett, Julien, Tesfsa, Kibur Hunie, Williams, Neil, Mann, Alastair, Tillett, Caroline and Muller, Christophe (2007) A study into asymmetric Nicholas cyclisation reactions. Tetrahedron, 63(51), pp. 12769-12778. ISSN (print) 0040-4020

Williams, Neil A., Uchimaru, Yuko and Tanaka, Masato (2003) Palladium or platinum complex catalysed reactions of carbonyl and imine compounds with disilanes. Dalton Transactions, 24(2), pp. 236-243. ISSN (online) 1477-9226

Gane, Matt P., Williams, Neil A. and Sodeau, John R. (2001) A reflection-absorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS) investigation of the low-temperature heterogenous hydrolysis of bromine nitrate. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 105(16), pp. 4002-4009. ISSN (print) 1089-5639

Ramondo, Fabio, Sodeau, John R., Roddis, Tristan B. and Williams, Neil A. (2000) An ab initio and experimental study of bromine on low-temperature water clusters and ice surfaces. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2(10), pp. 2309-2318. ISSN (print) 1463-9076

Horn, Andrew B., Sodeau, John R., Roddis, Tristan B. and Williams, Neil A. (1998) Low temperature reaction of chlorine nitrate with water ice: Formation of molecular nitric acid. Journal of the Chemical Society: Faraday Transactions, 94(12), pp. 1721-1724. ISSN (print) 0956-5000

Horn, Andrew B., Sodeau, John R., Roddis, Tristan B. and Williams, Neil A. (1998) Mechanism of the heterogenous reaction of hydrogen chloride with chlorine nitrate and hypochlorous acid on water ice. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part A : Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment and General Theory, 102(30), pp. 6107-6120. ISSN (print) 1089-5639

Gane, Matt P., Williams, Neil A. and Sodeau, John R. (1997) Reflection-absorption IR spectroscopic investigation of the photolysis of thin films of dichlorine monoxide and chlorine dioxide. Journal of the Chemical Society: Faraday Transactions, 93(16), pp. 2747-2754. ISSN (print) 0956-5000

Williams, Neil, Tanaka, Masato and Uchimaru, Yuko (1995) Platinum Catalysed Regioselective ortho-Silylation of Benzylideneamines via Intramolecular C-H Activation. Chemical Communications, 11, pp. 1129-1130. ISSN (print) 0022-4936

Book Section

Williams, Neil (2012) Enhancing the impact of chemistry outreach by use of selected, repeated interventions and collaborative university provision. In: Grove, Michael, (ed.) Sharing effective practice through collaboration: Case Studies arising from the National HE STEM Programme Collaborative Projects Initiative. Birmingham, U.K. : The National HE STEM Programme. pp. 31-33. ISBN 9780956725554

Conference or Workshop Item

Williams, Neil, Singer, Richard [Researcher] and Shearman, Gemma [Researcher] (2017) Teaching and assessment of good laboratory technique: pre-lab activities and digital badging. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference 2017: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; 29-30 Jun 2017, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Williams, Neil (2015) The BME attainment gap in chemical sciences - does the use of assessment criteria contribute to the gap? In: Variety in Chemistry Education Physics Higher Education Conference (ViCEPHEC) 2015; 20-21 Aug 2015, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Williams, Neil, Morgan, Holly and Lambe, Simon (2014) Improving progression in STEM with an Academic Probation Programme. In: HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey; 30 Apr – 01 May 2014, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Williams, Neil (2013) Replacing lectures with study packs: a method to improve student engagement and achievement. In: HEA STEM: Lectures without Lecturing; 21 Feb 2013, Sheffield, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Williams, Neil, Hill, Mike, Jackson, Marcus T. and Elliott-Bowman, Joy (2013) The student academic development research associate scheme - engaging stem students and academics as partners in pedagogic research. In: HEA STEM: Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2013: Where Practice and Pedagogy Meet; 17-18 Apr 2013, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Williams, Neil and Lambe, Gillian (2012) Addressing research informed teaching in and out of the curriculum. In: Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference; 30-31 Aug 2012, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

May, Steve, Webb, Marion and Williams, Neil (2012) BME attainment and success: research and beyond. In: Educational Research Forum; 15 Jun 2012, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Onions, Rosalind, Evans, Marie, Pugh, Samantha and Williams, Neil (2012) Developing the chemistry workforce of the future including industrial engagement initiatives - from the RSC. In: National HE STEM Programme Conference; 4-6 September 2012, Birmingham University. (Unpublished)

Venasakulchai, Anan [Contributor], Williams, Neil [Contributor], Gracia, Lucy H [Contributor] and Rees, Gareth [Contributor] (2010) Erosion Protection by Mouthrinses in a 5-Day Cycling Model. In: International Association of Dental Research Conference; August 2010, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)

Williams, Neil [Contributor], Whiteman, Leon [Contributor] and TYRRELL, Elizabeth [Contributor] (2010) The Synthesis and Evaluation of Silica-Supported Palladium bis-N-Aryl Substituted imidazol-2-ylidene Complexes. In: 24th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC); July 18-23, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan. (Unpublished)

Tyrrell, Elizabeth, Whiteman, Leon and Williams, Neil (2009) Silica-Supported Bis-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Palladium and their Application in Cross-Coupling Reactions. In: ISHHC XIV International Symposium on Relations between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis; July 2009, Stockholm, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Williams, Neil and Merzouk, Mahboub (2005) Novel Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene Ligands for Copper-Catalysed Conjugate Addition. In: 13th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS); 2005, Geneva, Switzerland. (Unpublished)

Williams, Neil and Merzouk, Mahboub (2004) Synthesis and evaluation of (imino-alkyl)imidazolylidene ligands in asymmetric catalysis. In: 5th International Symposium on Transition Metals in Organic Synthesis; 15-17 September 2004, Glasgow, Scotland. (Unpublished)

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