Professor Paul J. Dyson
Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Institut des sciences et ingénierie chimiques, BCH- LCOM, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Paul Dyson is a Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Laboratory of Organometallic and Medicinal Chemistry at the Institut de Chimie Minérale et Analytique EPFL–BCH, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is interested in synthetic chemistry, especially in the synthesis of molecular catalysts that operate under biphasic conditions. Analytical chemistry, theoretical chemistry and mechanistic studies underpin his work. The main areas he is currently involved in are biphasic catalysis in water and ionic liquids; the design of ruthenium anticancer compounds; and transition metal clusters for novel synthesis and catalysis. Professor Dyson received his PhD in 1993 (Prof. B. F. G. Johnson) at the University of Edinburgh, with a thesis on the synthesis of ruthenium clusters that modelled bulk metal surfaces. After post-doctoral work in this group he joined Imperial College, London, and, influenced by the strong tradition in catalysis at Imperial, moved his research interests in that direction. In 1995 he obtained a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. In 1998 he moved to the University of York. He joined the EPFL in 2002.