Prof Mike Beckett

Professor in Inorganic Chemistry


telephone: 01248 382378

Professor Mike Beckett is the Head of Chemistry. He is a Professor of inorganic chemistry and is synthesizing new chemicals containing boron or silicon.  These chemicals may be used  in formulations of agricultural micronutrients / biostimulants and as precursors to new materials.  He has published >125 articles and has co-written a text book ('Periodic Table at a Glance', Wiley, 2006). Mike Beckett is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC) and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is a currently a member of the RSC north Wales Local Section after completing a period as its Chair. At a national level within the RSC he has been a member of the Membership and Qualification Board (MQB) and has a long standing involvement with the Committee for Accreditation and Validation (CAV) of  UK and International degree programmes. Within the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) he is a Titular member of the Division involved with Chemical Nomenclature and Structure Representation and is leading a task group on nomenclature of boron hydride systems. He is currently a member of the international advisory committees of the ‘International conference on boron chemistry’ (Imeboron) and the ‘European conference on boron chemistry’ (Euroboron).