Themed collection ChemComm Interviews
Interview with Tony James
2014 is the 50th anniversary of both ChemComm and Tony James. Here, Tony discusses the importance of networking and collaboration in research.
Interview with Jackie Ying
Jackie Ying hopes to inspire young people to pursue careers in scientific research. She shares her advice for emerging scientists and secrets to success in scientific publishing with ChemComm.
Interview with Martina Stenzel
Martina Stenzel tells ChemComm about her move from pure to applied polymer chemistry and explains the importance of childlike enthusiasm in a research career.
Interview with Tomoki Ogoshi
The 2013 Cram Lehn Pederson prize winner Tomoki Ogoshi reflects on his research career to date and his secrets to success in scientific publishing.
Interview with Robin Perutz
There is no more pressing issue than using the solar energy to make fuels, says Robin Perutz. He discusses the importance of collaboration and fundamental research in overcoming challenges in science.
Interview with Cameron Jones
Cameron Jones published the first paper of his independent academic career in ChemComm. Here he shares his views on the secrets to success in research and scientific publishing.
Interview with Herbert W. Roesky
Herbert W. Roesky published his first paper in ChemComm in 1969. He reflects on his love of fluorine chemistry and the evolution of his research over the decades since.
Interview with Chris Moody
From his base in a sun drenched Nottingham Chris Moody took time away from his e-mail to gives us his views on the future of Organic Chemistry and the secret to success in scientific publishing.
Interview with Shunichi Fukuzumi
“Rashomon stories”, artistic explosions, and hydrogen peroxide fuel cells. Shunichi Fukuzumi reflects on his academic career and Japanese culture.
Interview with Avelino Corma
Avelino Corma’s first ChemComm showed him what was possible. He tells ChemComm how his research has evolved and why he is passionate about research.
Interview with Maurizio Prato
Being a scientist is a way of life for Maurizio Prato. He reveals his love of the sea and the past, present and future of his research.
Interview with Steve Davies
Colleagues, students, zebra fish, fruit flies, worms and bankers—Steve Davies is happy to work with them all for the good of chemistry. He reveals why he is a very lucky man.
Interview with Gautam Desiraju
Gautam Desiraju has published more than 50 articles in ChemComm. The secret to his success? To have fun.
Interview with Dominic Wright
Inorganic chemistry is no longer the poor relative of organic chemistry, says Dominic Wright. He discusses how he is hoping to influence the direction of modern chemistry at the cutting edge.
Interview with Ed Constable
Ed Constable’s first ChemComm sparked his love affair with heterocyclic chemistry. He tells ChemComm how his research has evolved and why his beloved ruthenium is probably not the future.
Interview with Amar Flood
The 2011 Cram Lehn Pedersen prize winner Amar Flood takes some time out to talk about his research.
Interview with Jeremy Sanders
A magical first paper sealed Jeremy Sanders' fate as an academic. He describes how his research career has lurched from one happy accident to another.
Interview with David Parker
Times have changed since David Parker wrote his first ChemComm on a typewriter. He discusses his research path, chemical prostitution and targeted devastation.
Interview with Robert Mulvey
Publishing his first papers in ChemComm felt like winning the Champions League to Robert Mulvey. This football fan describes why he is also fanatical about chemistry and publishing.
Interview with Yoshinori Yamamoto
Professor Yoshinori Yamamoto published his first ChemComm article in 1969. He describes how that paper triggered a lifelong passion for research and explains why ChemComm is still a great choice for his publications.
Interview with Paul Beer
Paul Beer has published more than 60 ChemComm articles since his first in 1980. He describes why ‘crazy’ ideas are the most enjoyable part of his job.
Interview with Chi-Ming Che
Professor Chi-Ming Che has published more than 100 articles in ChemComm. He explains how his research has evolved over the years thanks to freedom and innovation.
Interview with Alexander Blake
Professor Alexander Blake has published more than 100 articles in ChemComm. He tells Joanne Thomson how his research has evolved since publishing his first ChemComm.
Interview with Colin Raston
Professor Colin Raston has published more than 100 articles in ChemComm. He took time out from his research to talk to Joanne Thomson.
Interview with Seiji Shinkai
Professor Seiji Shinkai has published more than 100 articles in ChemComm. Joanne Thomson finds out about his research and what ChemComm means to him.
Interview with Paul Raithby
Professor Paul Raithby has published more than 100 articles in ChemComm. He tells Joanne Thomson how his research has evolved into ‘making molecular movies’.
About this collection
In this collection of ChemComm profile articles, we highlight some of our most prominent authors. We feature a range of interviews; from emerging investigators to our most prolific authors, as well as the authors of our most read and highly cited articles. Interviews will be added to this page as they are published, so please do come back and take a look again!