* Dr David Smith - Bristol ChemLabS Manager

David Smith

David Smith was born and brought up in Durham. As an undergraduate, he studied Natural Sciences at Girton College, Cambridge, where he remained to perform research in infrared laser spectroscopy, being awarded his PhD in 1992.

Following post-doctoral work at the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton, he was appointed to a lectureship in the School of Chemistry at the University of Exeter in 1997. Whilst in Exeter, he acted as undergraduate admissions tutor for four years and was involved in undergraduate teaching at all levels, in just about every area of physical chemistry. His interests and experience in undergraduate teaching saw him go on to take over responsibility for the teaching of both Chemistry and Biological Sciences at Exeter.

In 2005 David moved to Bristol where, as the ChemLabS manager, he provides support for both the Chief Executive and the Director. He is also the Deputy Head and the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the School of Chemistry and has responsibility for the Chemistry 1S course, which helps first-year Chemistry students with fundamental concepts and skills in Maths and Physics.

He was awarded the 2007 Engagement Award in the Faculty of Science by the Engaged University Steering Group.

Email: David.M.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

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