Karl J Hale
Director, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Queens University Belfast, UK
In 1989, Dr. Karl J. Hale was appointed to a Senior Scientist position within the Medicinal Chemistry Division of F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Nutley, New Jersey, USA, at that time led by the dynamic medicinal chemist, Dr Manfred Weigele. One year later, in 1990, he returned to the UK to take up a Lectureship in Organic Chemistry at UCL, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1995 and full Professor of Chemistry in January 1998.Whilst at UCL, with the very able help of Dr Soraya Manaviazar, Professor Hale set up the UCL Centre for Chemical Genomics. In July 2007, Professor Hale took up the new Chair in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the Queen’s University of Belfast QUB within the School of Chemistry Chemical Engineering. At the same time he was also appointed to the newly established QUB Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology. In addition to his teaching, research and managerial duties within Queen’s, Professor Hale serves as one of the Associate Editors of the high-profile American Chemical Society journal Organic Letters which has now emerged as the leading communications journal for publishing top-class synthetic organic chemistry research. He is efficiently assisted in his Editorial duties by his long-time organic chemistry collaborator and colleague, Dr Soraya Manaviazar .
Center for the Theory and Application of Catalysis, Innovative Molecular Materials (IMM) Group, Synthetic and Bioorganic Chemistry.