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Professor JONATHAN HIRST

Post Nominals BA, PhD, CChem, FRSC
Biography Jonathan Hirst received his PhD from London University in 1993. He was a postdoctoral research associate in the United States, first at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and subsequently at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, where in 1996, he was promoted to Assistant Professor. He moved back to the UK in 1999, to the University of Nottingham, becoming Professor in Computational Chemistry in 2004, and serving as Head of School from 2013 to 2017.
Research Interests Ongoing research includes applications of computational chemistry to the study of the structure, dynamics and spectroscopy of biological molecules and the development and application of computer-aided molecular design.
Teaching and Learning I have had 20 years of teaching experience, and the courses I have taught over that time have reflected my scientific interests, spanning computing and mathematics, physical chemistry and quantum chemistry, through to protein folding and bioinformatics. My typical undergraduate teaching responsibilities have comprised lectures in modules such as Protein Folding & Biospectroscopy (3rd year undergrad), Computational Chemistry (4th year undergrad) and Molecular Modelling for Medicinal Chemistry (3rd year undergrad), Physical Chemistry Laboratory demonstration and tutorials. Other modules that I taught in previous years include, amongst others: ‘Structure & Reactivity of Molecules’ (3rd year undergrad); ‘Introduction to Unix for Chemists’ (1st year undergrad); ‘Equilibria, Rates and Spectroscopy’ (1st year undergrad); ‘Mathematics for Biochemists’ (1st year undergrad); ‘Molecular Interactions’ (4th year undergrad).
ResearcherID G-7681-2011
Scopus Author ID 7102628530
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