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David Pugh

Dr David Pugh

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry Education

Research interests

  • Chemistry


David obtained his BSc from the University of Bristol in 2003, then completed an MPhil under the supervision of Richard Whitby (2005) and PhD with Andreas Danopoulos (2008), both in organometallic chemistry, at the University of Southampton. He carried out postdoctoral research in main group materials chemistry with Claire Carmalt at UCL, before returning to Southampton to take up a role on the SCFED project with Gill Reid. In 2016 David moved to Imperial College London where he undertook a teaching and group management role for Paul Lickiss and, latterly, Tom Welton before starting at King’s as a lecturer in 2020.


Research interests:

David’s research interests lie broadly in the area of inorganic transition metal chemistry and can be classified into two distinct strands.


  • Small molecule activation using bimetallic coordination compounds
  • Radioisotope binding using metal-organic frameworks: