The Goodwin Group
Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry



Conrad

Conrad undertook his undergraduate studies at The University of Manchester (2009–2013), finding a passion for inorganic chemistry in his final year of studies while working with Dr Michael J. Ingleson to synthesize boronium cations. The challenge of synthesizing these ferrociously air/moisture sensitive boron compounds inspired him to chase after targets that others thought "had no right to exist" – be that low coordination numbers, unusual oxidation states, or simply by using highly radioactive elements on tiny scales.

When not found at the face of a fume cupboard, Conrad can be found reading obscure journal articles and pondering new and wilder ligands to stick to f-elements, seeking to tease out new chemistry or physics from this fascinating area of the periodic table.

Academic History

2021–2026 Royal Society University Fellowship
- The University of Manchester
2018–2021 J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellowship
- Los Alamos National Lab
2017–2018 EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
- The University of Manchester
2013–2017 PhD with Dr. David Mills
- The University of Manchester
2009–2013 Undergraduate Honours Student (1st class)
- The University of Manchester

Fellowships and Awards

2021 Royal Society University Fellowship
2019 Los Alamos Distinguished Postdoctoral Performance Award
2018 University of Manchester Outstanding Achievement Award
2018 RSC Dalton Emerging Researcher Award
2018–2021 J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellowship
2017–2018 EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
2015 RSC Researcher Mobility Fellowship