Tony D. James

2019 Frontiers Forum, Montreux Switzerland, May 11th, 2019 ©Francesca Palazzi

Tony D James is a Professor at the University of Bath and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has developed a broad interdisciplinary approach to research, with an underpinning focus on the development of modular sensors where he has pioneered a range of reporting regimes. His research interests include many aspects of Supramolecular chemistry, including: Molecular Recognition, Fluorescence Sensor design, Fluorescence Imaging, Theranostics, Chiral recognition; Saccharide recognition, Anion recognition and Sensors for Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). He obtained his: BSc 1986 (University of East Anglia), PhD 1991 (University of Victoria), and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1992-95 (with Seiji. Shinkai in Japan). He was a Royal Society Research Fellow from 1995 to 2000 (University of Birmingham).

He has been a visiting professor at Tsukuba, Osaka, Kyushu and Sophia Universities, an AMADEus invited professor at the University of Bordeaux and is a guest Professor at East China University of Science and Technology, Xiamen University, Shandong Normal University, Nanjing University, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Changzhou University, Zhejiang University, Qufu Normal University, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Shanghai Normal University, Ewha Womans University, Henan Normal University, Engineering Research Centre for Hainan Bio-Smart Materials and Bio-Smart Devices, and is a Hai-Tian (Sea-Sky) Scholar at Dalian University of Technology.

He received the Daiwa-Adrian Prize for developing scientific networks with Japan in 2013, the inaugural CASE Prize for establishing scientific networks with China in 2015, the MSMLG Czarnik Award in 2018, the Frontiers in Chemistry Diversity Award in 2020, a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2017-2022), is an Ewha Womans University Global Fellow and is listed by Clarivate as a Highly Cited Researcher in Chemistry (Since 2022).