Daniel Keddie

General Information


Daniel Keddie

Biography and Scientific Interests

Dr Daniel J. Keddie is Senior Lecturer of Organic Chemistry in the School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. After completing both his BAppSc (hons) (2003) and PhD (2008) in synthetic organic/free radical chemistry at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, he undertook postdoctoral research at the same institution in the area of silicone polymer synthesis. In 2009, he moved to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia to undertake an OCE postdoctoral fellowship working with Dr Graeme Moad, co-inventor of the RAFT process. He remained at CSIRO until taking up a position as Lecturer of Organic Chemistry at the University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, Australia in late 2012, relinquishing this role in early 2015. He subsequently relocated to the UK and following a short appointment working on commercial research at the University of Warwick, UK, he took up his current position at Wolverhampton in July 2015. His research interests include the development of new methods in polymer synthesis, the characterization and application of novel polymeric materials and the design and synthesis of functional small molecules


Synthetic organic/polymer chemistry research

Within my research group we develop of new synthetic protocols for the preparation of tailored organic/polymeric materials and undertake work at the interface of synthetic organic chemistry and polymer synthesis. The group collaborates with a range of research groups both nationally and internationally.

In general, I am interested in precision polymer synthesis (particularly reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) and ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)); free radical chemistry; transition metal catalysis; photochemistry (including organic photoactive materials); molecular/polymer self-assembly.