Prof. L. Harwood

Academic Position Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Reading (since 1996)

Editorial Position UK Regional Editor for Synlett (since 2001)

Commercial Position Director and Chief Scientific Officer of TechnoPep Ltd (since 2010)

Date of Birth 17 December 1954

Qualifications Academic

B.Sc. 1st Class Hons. (Manchester.), 1975
M.Sc. (Manchester), 1976
Ph.D. (Manchester), 1978 (Supervisor Professor J. K. Sutherland)
M.A. (Oxon.), 1983

C.Chem., F.R.S.C., 1988
CSci 2004


Previous Appointments
1978 – 1980 Royal Society / C.N.R.S. Fellowship École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France (with Prof. M. Julia)

1980 – 1981 S.R.C. Research Fellowship, Manchester, U.K. (with Prof. J. K. Sutherland)

1981 – 1983 S.E.R.C. Advanced Fellowship, Manchester, U.K.

1983 – 1996 Lecturer, University of Oxford; Chemistry Tutor and Fellow of Merton College (Senior Chemistry Tutor 1992–96)

1996– Professor of Organic Chemistry, University of Reading

2013– Departmental Director of Research and Enterprise

Visiting Positions

1990 Visiting Research Scientist, Philip Morris, Richmond Va, U.S.A; 1992 J.S.P.S. Visiting Academic Researcher, Chiba University, Japan; 1994 – 2005 (annually); Visiting Professor, E. C. P. M. Strasbourg, France; 1996 Visiting Professor, University of Santiago, Spain; 1998 Royal Society Visiting Fellow, Chiba University, Japan; 2000 - 2003 (annually) Visiting Professor. I.U.T. Castres, France; 2002 Visiting Professor, University of La Laguna, Tenerife; 2003; Invited Visitor Beijing, Tian Jin, People's Republic of China; 2003 Medium Term Visiting Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand; 2004 Royal Society/INSA Visitor, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, India; 2004 Visiting Professor, University of Urbino, Italy; 2006 Visiting Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa; 2010 Visiting Professor, Unilever, Port Sunlight, UK

Relevant Recent Publications

1. New Stable Bis-triazinyl Pyridines for Americium (III) Extraction; M. J. Hudson, C. E. Boucher, D. Braekers, J. F. Desreux, M. G.B. Drew, M. R.StJ. Foreman, L. M. Harwood, C. Hill, C. Madic, F. Marken and T. G. A. Youngs; New J. Chem., 2006, 8, 1171.

2. Interaction of 6,6''-Bis(5,5,8,8-tetramethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1,2,4-benzotriazin-3-yl)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine (CyMe4-BTTP) with some Trivalent Ions such as Lanthanide(III) Ions and Americium(III), F. W. Lewis, L. M. Harwood, M. J. Hudson, M. G. B. Drew, G. Modolo, M. Sypula, J. F. Desreux, N. Bouslimani and G. Vidick, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 5172.

3. Highly Efficient Separation of Actinides from Lanthanides by a Phenanthroline-Derived Bis-Triazine Ligand, F. W. Lewis, L. M. Harwood, M. J. Hudson, M. G. B. Drew, J. Desreux, G. Vidick, N. Bouslimani, G. Modolo, A. Wilden, M. Sypula, T-H. Vu, J. P. Simonin, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 6950.

4. Synthesis and Evaluation of Lipophilic BTBP Ligands for An/Ln Separations in Nuclear Waste Treatment: Effect of Alkyl Substitution on Extraction Properties and Implications for Ligand Design, F. W. Lewis, L. M. Harwood, M. J. Hudson, P. Distler, J. John, K. Stamberg, A. Núnez, H. Galán and A. G. Espartero, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2012, 1509.

5. Complexation of lanthanides, actinides and transition metal cations with a 6-(1,2,4-triazin-3-yl)-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine ligand: implications for actinide(III)/lanthanide(III) partitioning. F. W. Lewis, L. M. Harwood, M. J. Hudson, M. G. B. Drew, M. Sypula, G. Modolo, V. Videva, V. Hubscher-Bruder and F. Arnaud-Neu, J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 9209.

6. Utilizing Electronic Effects in the Modulation of BTPhen Ligands with Respect to the Partitioning of Minor Actinides from Lanthanides, A. Afsar, D. M. Laventine, L. M. Harwood, M. J. Hudson and A. Geist, Chem. Comm., 2013, 8534.

7. Neocuproine-functionalized Silica-coated Magnetic Nanoparticles for Extraction of Copper(II) from Aqueous Solution. A. Afsar, L. M. Harwood, M. J. Hudson, M. E. Hodson and E. J. Shaw, Chem. Comm., 2014, 7477.

Total Publications
Refereed articles 137
Patents 8
Textbooks 4
Book Chapters 7


Invited Lectures



See Also




Agricultural University of Georgia


Association of Professional Chemists
of Georgia