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Dr Gareth Owen

Associate Professor

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Contact Details


Staff Profile:


  • 01443 654527


  • PhD – Organometallic Chemistry, Imperial College, London 
  • MSci – Chemistry, Imperial College, London



  • School of Chemistry, University of Bristol (2004 – 2013) – Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship and Centenary Ramsay Memorial Fellowship
  • Department of Chemistry – Imperial College London – obtained MSci and PhD degrees (1995 – 2003)
  • Institute for Organic Chemistry, University of Erlangen, Germany (2003 – 2004) – Alexander von Humboldt Reseach Fellowship


Dr. Owen teaches inorganic chemistry and related topics. He is module leader for all inorganic modules as listed below:

  • PH1S16 – Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry
  • PH2S48 – Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • PH2S99 – Inorganic Chemistry 2
  • PH3S25 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

He is also contributing / has contributed to the following modules:

  • PH0S44, PH2S07, PH2S08, PH3S21, PH3D03 and PH4T002



  • Member of the Royal Society Local South East Section Committee


Dr. Owen’s currently leads a research group current consisting of five PhD students (Angelo Iannetelli, Simon Thomas, Rachel McLaren, Miriam Jackson and Sean Browner) and a Senior Research Fellow (Dr. Nildo Costa). His research is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and KESSII funding. We current hold collaborations with Perpetuus Carbon Technologies and Tata.

Areas of Expertise

Organometallics, Homogeneous Catalysis, Coordination Chemistry, Hydrogen, Boron, Z-type ligands