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Prof. Peter Licence

Peter Licence

Pete Licence is Professor in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham where he is also inaugural Director of the GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry, a new-build facility focused on the delivery of sustainable chemistry solutions for the fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors.


A synthetic organic chemist by training, Licence offers experience in the design and preparation of ultra-high purity functionalised ionic liquids that are bespoke for a specific task. The key driver that underpins much of Licence’s research is the development of an in-depth knowledge of interactions and processes at interfaces and discontinuities. Interfaces are crucial regions in most processes spanning extraction, catalysis and small molecule sensing.

Licence is Adjunct Professor in Chemistry at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, Director of the recently awarded EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry (CDT-SusChem) and Co-I of the BBSRC/EPSRC Multidisciplinary Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC-Nottingham).

Pete is author of > 135 peer-reviewed articles in the field of Green and Sustainable Chemistry (h = 37), a founding presenter in the acclaimed YouTube channel and Executive Editor of the American Chemical Society journal; ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering.

Tutors and Speakers

Pietro Tundo
James Darkwa
Neil Coville
Liliana Mammino
Gloria Obuzor
Gabriel Kasozi
Peter Licence
Xuefeng Jiang
Siroj Loikov
Isai Urassa
James Scott