Professor Lee Cronin

Lee Cronin is the Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and was appointed to the Regius Chair of Chemistry in 2013. Lee’s work has been recognised with the 2015 RSC Tilden Prize, the 2013 BP/RSE Hutton Prize, and the 2012 RSC Corday-Morgan Prize.

His research has three main aims: (1) the construction of an artificial life form / investigating how inorganic chemistry transitioned to biology / searching for new life forms; (2) the digitisation of chemistry; and (3) the use of artificial intelligence in chemistry including the construction of ‘wet’ chemical computers.