Dr Ian Beadham


I am an Organic and Medicinal Chemist with a range of experience of synthetic chemistry from projects in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. I enjoy working as part of a teaching team, inspiring students with the logical nature and creative power of chemistry while at the same time introducing students to research from my experience in tackling targets as diverse as DNA / RNA analogues, haptens for immunodiagnostics, organometallic chemistry, asymmetric organocatalysis and ionic liquids.

I undertook my BSc (Chemistry), MPhil (Diastereoselective Synthesis) and PhD (Haptens for Detection of Nitro-explosives) at Sheffield University from 1988-1997. After postdoctoral work at Reading (largely Organometallic Chemistry 1997-2001), IISc Bangalore (Asymmetric Solid-Supported Catalysts 2001-2002, also 2005), Manchester UMIST (Pyrrolidine Oligonucleotide Mimics 2002-2004) and DCU Dublin (Chiral, Biodegradable Ionic Liquids 2008-2011) I began work as a Temporary Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at DCU Dublin (2009-2010) and as a Teaching Fellow (also at DCU in 2011 (Jan-June). From 2011-2012 I became a Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton, teaching on 3 courses, supervising labs and also having my own project student, and delivering tutorials and workshops. During the period (2012-2013) I worked as a 1-year Lecturer in Biological Chemistry at Manchester Metropolitan University teaching Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

I have also worked in industry in India for 5 months during 2007, where I was a Deputy Manager for Dr Reddy's Laboratories in Hyderabad, and helped to start a new group concerned with peptides and enzymatic chemistry.

Since 2014, I have been a Lecturer in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at Kingston University London, where my duties entail numerous academic responsibilities, including: teaching Organic Chemistry to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and year Chemistry / Pharm Sci students, Chemistry for Foundation year Life Sciences and also Medicinal Chemistry for 2nd year, 3rd year and OSPAP Pharmacy students. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry


  • PhD
  • MPhil
  • BSc

Teaching and learning


I am pursuing the synthesis of modified antibiotics and also have an interest in asymmetric synthesis and new organic synthetic methods and reagents.

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


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Deng, Yun, Beadham, Ian, Yang, Tianyue, Wang, Guang, Song, Feiyue and Ruan, Wenquan (2023) Recovery of palladium using 1-cyanopropyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride based aqueous biphasic system combined with electrodeposition. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 297, p. 127387. ISSN (print) 0254-0584

Gardiner, John M., Raftery, James, Beadham, Ian G., Azarah, Jannat N., Abu-Foul, Mohammed Y., Awadallah, Adel M. and Morjan, Rami Y. (2023) The crystal structure of methyl 3,5-diaminobenzoate, C₈H₁₀N₂O₂. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures, 238(1), pp. 109-110. ISSN (print) 1433-7266

Sun, Zijing, Zhu, Yihong, Deng, Yun, Liu, Fudong, Ruan, Wenquan, Xie, Lijuan and Beadham, Ian (2022) Nature of surface active centers in activation of peroxydisulfate by CuO for degradation of BPA with non-radical pathway. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 643, p. 128731. ISSN (print) 0927-7757

Ma, Huanhuan, Beadham, Ian, Ruan, Wenquan, Zhang, Changbo and Deng, Yun (2022) Enhancing rice straw compost with an amino acid-derived ionic liquid as additive. Bioresource Technology, 345, p. 126387. ISSN (print) 0960-8524

Ali Najmeddine, Ahmad, Saaed, Maria, Beadham, Ian G. and ElShaer, Amr (2021) Efficacy and safety of glucose sensors for delivery of insulin : a systematic review. PharmaNutrition, 18, p. 100280. ISSN (online) 2213-4344

Deng, Yun, Beadham, Ian, Ren, Hong-Yan, Ji, Meng-Meng and Ruan, Wen-Quan (2020) A study into the species sensitivity of green algae towards imidazolium-based ionic liquids using flow cytometry. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 194, p. 110392. ISSN (print) 0147-6513

Deng, Yun, Beadham, Ian, Wu, Jie, Chen, Xiao-Di, Hu, Lan and Gu, Jun (2015) Chronic effects of the ionic liquid [C[sub]4mim][Cl] towards the microalga ' Scenedesmus quadricauda '. Environmental Pollution, 204, pp. 248-255. ISSN (print) 0269-7491

Morjan, Rami Y., Mkadmh, Ahmed M., Beadham, Ian, Elmanama, Abdelrauof A., Mattar, Mohammed R., Raftery, James, Pritchard, Robin G., Awadallah, Adel M. and Gardiner, John M. (2014) Antibacterial activities of novel nicotinic acid hydrazides and their conversion into N-acetyl-1,3,4-oxadiazoles. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 24(24), pp. 5796-5800. ISSN (print) 0960-894X

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