Miriam O’Duill received her D.Phil. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oxford in 2016, where she carried out research on late-stage fluorination with Prof. Véronique Gouverneur. She spent two years as a DAAD postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, investigating selective catalytic functionalization of alkenes and alkynes with Prof. Keary M. Engle. In 2018, Miriam began her independent career at NUI Galway, before accepting a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham in 2020.


University of Nottingham
Assistant Professor (since July 2020)

National University of Ireland, Galway
Lecturer (2018-2020)

The Scripps Research Institute
DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2017)
Advisor: K. M. Engle

University of Oxford
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (2011-2015)
Advisor: V. Gouverneur

Merton College, University of Oxford
Master of Chemistry (2007-2011)
Advisor: V. Gouverneur

Awards and Funding

• EPSRC New Investigator Award, 2022
• Royal Society Research Grant, 2022
• CoI: University of Nottingham EPSRC / SFI CDT in Sustainable Chemistry: HeatToPower, 2022
• Nominated for NUI Galway President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence, 2020
• CoI: SFI / CURAM PhD Fellowship, 2018
• RSC Researcher Mobility Grant for a 3-month research visit at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2018
• TSRI Society of Fellows Travel Award, 2017
• TSRI Society of Fellows Lightning Talk Competition, 3rd prize, 2016
• DAAD Postdoctoral Scholarship, 2015
• Eli Lilly Prize for Excellence in Organic Chemistry Research, 2013
• Syngenta Poster Prize, European Symposium of Organic Chemistry, 2013
• BBSRC DTC Scholarship in Molecular Biochemistry and Chemical Biology, 2011
• Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 2007–2009
• BCCG Foundation Award, British Chamber of Commerce, 2007