Prof. David Smith

Dave Smith is Professor of Chemistry at University of York, where he carries out fundamental research into smart supramolecular nanomaterials and nanomedicines, publishing ca. 150 research papers, and with an h-index >50.  In particular, he is well-known for research into self-assembled gels and multivalent nanosystems with medicinal applications.  He is a passionate educator, giving outreach lectures to >30,000 UK school students and developing his own YouTube chemistry channel, with over half a million views.  Dave has been recognised for excellence both in research and teaching, having received the Corday Morgan Award in 2012 from The Royal Society of Chemistry and a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in 2013.  In 2014, he was nominated as one of the RSC’s 175 diverse ‘Faces of Chemistry’. As @professor_dave, he was listed as one of C&EN’s Top 20 chemists to follow on Twitter.  Dave entered into a civil partnership with his husband Sam in 2010.  They live in central York, with their adopted son, where they enjoy the vibrant and historic city, and like cooking and travelling.