Phil Dyer is a Reader in Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Durham University, where he is also the deputy director for its Centre of Sustainable Chemical Processes (CSCP). His research interests include organometallic, organophosphorus and coordination chemistry, work that is primarily directed towards the development of new catalysts for small molecule activation and commodity chemical synthesis.
Between 2010 and 2013 ?Phil held a Royal Society Industry Fellowship. This gave him the opportunity to work jointly between Johnson Matthey Catalysts (Billingham) and Durham University on aspects of heterogeneous catalysis. In 2007 Phil was the recipient of the joint Royal Society/French Academie des Sciences Franco-Brittanique Young Scientist award. He held a Royal Society Science Exchange Fellowship (1994-1995) while working with Prof. Guy Bertrand, then at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination in Toulouse (France), on aspects of main group chemistry.