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Eckersley Lecture: Professor Saiful Islam

The annual Eckersley Lecture will return to Bedales this March, when chemist Professor Saiful Islam will talk about the subject of his work. Professor Saiful Islam joined the Department of […]

The annual Eckersley Lecture will return to Bedales this March, when chemist Professor Saiful Islam will talk about the subject of his work.

Professor Saiful Islam joined the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford as Statutory Chair in Materials Modelling in January 2022. He grew up in Crouch End, London and obtained his Chemistry degree and PhD from University College London, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Eastman Kodak Labs, New York, USA. He returned to the UK to the University of Surrey and was then appointed Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath in 2006, before joining Oxford in 2022. He is also Professorial Fellow at St Anne’s College Oxford.

His research has been recognised with several awards including the 2022 Royal Society Hughes Medal, the 2020 American Chemical Society Storch Award in Energy Chemistry, the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry Peter Day Award for Materials Chemistry and the 2013 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM). We are delighted to welcome him!

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