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Professor Stephen Mann FRS

Personal Information

Family name, First name: MANN, STEPHEN

Date of birth: 01/04/1955

Education

PhD Award Date: 1982; Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK

Current Positions

Professor of Chemistry, University of Bristol,UK.   Director, Centre for Organized Matter Chemistry, University of Bristol, UK.  Principal, Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, University of Bristol, UK.   Director, Centre for Protolife Research, University of Bristol, UK.

Previous Positions

Professor in Chemistry, University of Bath, UK (1990-1998)

Fellowships and Awards

Davy Medal, Royal Society (2016). Bauerman Medal, Department of Materials, Imperial College, London (2016). L. G. Knafel Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, USA (2011-2012).  Royal Society of Chemistry, de Gennes Prize and Medal (2011).  Chemical Society of France (SCF) French-British Prize (2011).  European Research Council, Advanced Grant (2011-2016).  Royal Society Senior Fellowship: Wolfson Research Merit Award (2006-2011).  Joseph Chatt Lecture and Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry (2007-2008).  Fellow of the Royal Society, UK (2003).  Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Award (1999).  Max-Planck Society/Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award (1998-2003).  Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (1996).  Corday-Morgan Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry (1993).  EPA Junior Research Fellowship, Keble College, Oxford, UK (1981-1984).  Royal Society of Arts, Silver Medal Award, UMIST (1976)

Visiting Professorships

Harvard University (2011-12).  College de France (2009).  University of California, Santa Barbara (1993-94).  Weizmann Institute of Science (1988).

Named Lectureships

Bauerman Lecture, Department of Materials, Imperial College, London, April 2016.  Albert Szent-Györgyi Distinguished Lecture, Eötvös Loránd University/Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary (2015).   Xingda Lecture, Peking University, China (2014).  Kavali Lecture in Bionanoscience, Harvard University, USA (2012).  Daniell Lecture, University College London (2005).  Dow Distinguished Lecture in Materials Science, North Western University, USA (2000).  Barre Lecture, University of Montreal, Canada (2000).  Soiree Lecture, Royal Institution of Great Britain, UK (2000).

Institutional Responsibilities

Scientific Steering Committee, Bristol Synthetic Biology (2014-).  University of Bristol Governing Body (Council) (2014-).

Commissions of Trust

Chair of Sectional Committee 3, Royal Society (2015-17).  Inaugural member, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Science Europe (2012-15).  Head of Scientific Advisory Board, Frontier Engineering Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering, University College, London, UK (2014).  Vice-Chancellor Review Board for School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, UK (2014).  EPSRC Physical Sciences Panel: Chemistry Theme (2010).  Member of Sectional Committee 3, Royal Society (2006-2009).  Member of the UK Research Assessment Exercise Committee (Panel E) (2005-2008).  University Research Fellowship Committee, Royal Society (2003-06).  Royal Society International Travel Grants Committee (2003-07).

Memberships of Scientific Societies

Fellow of the Royal Society, UK (2003).  Member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1998).  Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (1996).

European Activities and Awards

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Science Europe (2012-15). Chemical Society of France (SCF) French-British Prize (2011).  Visiting professor, College de France (2009).  Max-Planck Society/Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award (1998-2003). Member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (1998-).  Vinci of Excellence Trophy, Science for Art Prize, Paris (1996).

Publications and Citations

Total publications (480), H-index (113), total citations (48,500), citations per paper (65), citations per year 2005-2017 (>2000)

Biosketch

Stephen Mann is Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Centre for Organized Matter Chemistry, Director of the Centre for Protolife Research, and Principal of the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials at the University of Bristol, UK. He is a founder of biomimetic materials chemistry, and is distinguished for contributions to biomineralization and for pioneering the bioinspired synthesis and self-assembly of functional nanostructures and hybrid nanoscale objects.

His research interests are focused on the chemical synthesis, characterization and emergence of complex forms of organized matter, including models of protocell assembly. He has published over 480 scientific papers (h = 113, total citations 48,500, average citations 65 per paper, over 2000 per year since 2005), including over 20 in Nature journals.

Professor Mann has served on the editorial advisory boards of numerous journals including Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Chemical Science and Small, and presented over 125 invited and plenary talks at international conferences, often in Europe.

Professor Mann has won numerous awards and fellowships, and participated in UK and European commissions of trust, including the national research assessment committee (2005-08) and more recently, as an inaugural member of Science Europe based in Brussels (see above for details). He was co-founder of the company, Protein Magnetics (1993), and has served on the Editorial Advisory boards of many scientific journals including Chemical Sciences (2010), Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology (2010), Small (2004-), Advanced Materials (1993-2013), J. Materials Chemistry (2001-04), Accounts of Chemical Research (2005-08), Crystal Growth and Design (2000-02), Crystal Engineering Communications (1995-2005), Journal of Structural Biology (1997-2002), Chemical Communications (1993-99; Associate Editor (1996-99)), Mater. Sci. Eng. C: Biomimetic Materials (1993-2007), Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry (1992-2008). He has been a visiting Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1988), University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (1993-94), College de France (2009) and Harvard University (2011-12). In 2014, Prof. Mann was named by Thomson Reuters as among the top 1% of scientists who are “the world’s leading scientific minds”.

Prof Mann is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Frontier Engineering Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering at University College, London, and a member of the Council (Board of Trustees) of the University of Bristol, UK. He was awarded the Royal Society Davy Medal in 2016.