New Vice-President and Dean for EPS faculty


Professor Martin Schröder has been appointed as the new Vice-President and Dean for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at The University of Manchester.

Professor Schröder is an expert in materials chemistry applied to energy research, and will join Manchester on 1st June 2015 from the University of Nottingham, where he is currently Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, responsible for leading the Faculty’s research and teaching strategies, infrastructure and financial planning.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, he is also currently Principal Investigator for the EPSRC Programme Grant ‘Coordination Chemistry for Energy and our Sustainable Futures’ and has previously held an ERC Advanced Grant. He has won many awards for his research most notably from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Previously Martin has held positions at Edinburgh University, and visiting positions at the University of Toronto, University of Otago in New Zealand, and the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg.

Professor Schröder said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and look forward to joining and working with the Manchester academic community.”

“The breadth of work that is carried out in Manchester is truly impressive and I can’t wait to play my part in developing even further the world class expertise that the Faculty contains.”

“These are exciting times for us all.”

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell said: “I am delighted that Professor Schröder has agreed to come and join us in Manchester. I am sure that he will be an outstanding Dean and Vice-President and will make a huge contribution to the development of our science and engineering research.”

“He is highly experienced in bringing success to a large and prominent Faculty, and has a track record of instituting an environment where everyone can flourish.”

“There are fantastic opportunities for us to build on the work already done in key areas such as graphene and energy. Professor Schröder’s expertise will enable us to capitalise fully on the talent and potential that The University of Manchester has at its disposal.”

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