Professor in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Director of Research
Prof Peter Nockemann FRSC graduated at the University of Cologne in Chemistry in 2000 (Dipl. Chem.) and obtained his PhD in 2002 in inorganic chemistry with Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer (summa cum laude). His thesis on the “Affinity of Mercury to Nitrogen Donor Ligands” was awarded the Klaus-Liebrecht-Award in 2002. Peter joined then the groups of Prof. Koen Binnemans and Prof. Christiane Görller-Walrand at the K.U. Leuven, Belgium, for a European project on “Optical Amplification in Polymer Based Materials and Devices” until 2005, and worked then until 2008 on ionic liquids with Prof. Binnemans. He joined QUB as a lecturer on a RCUK fellowship in 2008 and became a Senior Lecturer in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry in 2016. In the same year, he also took on the role as the School’s Director of Internationalisation. Since 2018, he is the Director of Research for the School. In 2019, he became full professor (chair in inorganic chemistry). Dr Nockemann is also the co-founder and director of QUB spin-out company Green Lizard Technologies Ltd., which focusses on delivering technological solutions in the sustainable and clean energy sector. As a co-founder and director of Seren Technologies Ltd. he is involved in the knowledge-transfer of a new technology to recycle rare-earth metals. Prof Nockemann is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Office: David Keir Building (DKB) 02.102A
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4475
2000 Diploma thesis in Chemistry on the subject “Reactions of Mercury, Mercury Halides and Amalgames with Ammonium Halides” in the group of Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer (University of Cologne, Germany).
2002 PhD thesis: “Affinity of Mercury to Nitrogen Donor Ligands” in structural inorganic chemistry with Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer (“summa cum laude”) at the University of Cologne, Germany
2019 – present Professor for Inorganic Chemistry
2018 – present Director of Research
2016 – 2018 Director of Internationalisation
2016 – 2019 Senior Lecturer for Inorganic & Materials Chemistry at Queen’s University Belfast, UK
2016 – present Co-founder and Director of Seren Technologies Ltd.
2015 – present Co-founder and Director of spin-out company Green Lizard Technologies Ltd.
2013 – 2015 Visiting Professor at Ghent University, Belgium
2008 – 2016 Lecturer for Inorganic & Materials Chemistry at Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom
2005 – 2008 Postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Prof. Dr. Koen Binnemans and Prof. Dr. Christiane Görller-Walrand
2002 – 2005 Postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Prof. Dr. Koen Binnemans and Prof. Dr. Christiane Görller-Walrand; research in the European project „Optical Amplification in Polymer Based Materials and Devices“ (OPAMD, 2002-2005).
2000 – 2002 Research associate in the group of Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer at the University of Cologne (Germany).
2018 IChemE Award in the category “Start-Up Business of the Year” with Green Lizard Technologies Ltd.
2017 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2016 IChemE Award in the category Food & Drink with Green Lizard Technologies Ltd.
2015 Mercator Fellowship from German DFG, with a research stay hosted at TU Dresden
2014 Don Nicklin medal and the RSC Teamwork in Innovation award with the QUILL Research Centre
2013 3 IChemE Awards for Innovation and Excellence (2013) with the QUILL Research Centre for the first generation ionic liquid systems applied to gas scrubbing, shared with Petronas (Malaysia)
2003 Klaus-Liebrecht-Award from the faculty of science at the University of Cologne – ‘best PhD thesis in 2002’
CHM1102 Inorganic Chemistry Level 1 – Introduction to Solid-State Chemistry
CHM2002 Structural Chemistry – Crystallography (module co-ordinator)
CHM3001 Inorganic Chemistry 3 – Materials Chemistry
CHM4005 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry – Lanthanide and Actinide Chemistry
CHM8030 MSc in Pharmaceutical Analysis – Solid State Methods (module co-ordinator)
Tutorials for CHM2004 and CHM3001