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Craig Hawker

Craig Hawker

Professor Craig Hawker FRS


Elected: 2010


Craig Hawker is a chemist whose research focuses on the design, synthesis and applications of well-defined macromolecular structures. He has created many new synthetic strategies for the creation of polymers and has helped to invent three new polymer families, which have commercial applications in the microelectronics industry.

His early work included the development of unimolecular alkoxyamine initiators for living radical polymerizations, an approach that has since become widely adopted. Alongside his research, he has served as the Editor the Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry.

Craig has received many awards in recognition of his work, including the Young Scientists Award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry in 2000 and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Polymer Chemistry in 2013. In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Society, he has also been elected as a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the ACS.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Chemistry
    • Chemistry, organic, Chemistry, applied, Chemistry, materials
  • Engineering
    • Materials science (incl materials engineering)
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