Introducing the Innovative Technology Centre

Steven Ley | University of Cambridge, UK

cat icon January 17 2012 | 04:55 min
Category: Interview


The video demonstrates subset flow chemistry equipment in the Innovative Technology Centre (ITC) at the University of Cambridge, UK. The lab contains commercially avaliable units as well as bespoke equipment, which is the first of its kind in the world. The ITC demonstrates its “lab of the future” vision of incorporating new technologies into organic chemistry.

Professor Steven Ley has been the BP (1702) Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge since 1992. His research interests are varied and span many disciplines, including new synthetic methodologies, the total synthesis of natural products and the development of enabling technologies for chemical synthesis. He has published over 720 papers and has gained 43 major awards, including the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry (Elsevier); the Heinrich Wieland Prize (Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany); the Paracelsus Prize (Swiss Chemical Society) and most recently the Royal Medal (The Royal Society, London).