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Jason E. Camp was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Sciences at Huddersfield in September 2014. Dr Camp received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis in June 2000. During his undergraduate studies he conducted research on the synthesis of cyclophane molecules with extended conjugation and restricted rotation as probes for optoelectronic properties as an UCEAP Undergraduate Research Fellow supervised by Prof. Geoffrey T. Crisp (University of Adelaide, Australia). He also completed an honours project with the support of Professor Alan L Balch (UC Davis) that focused on the synthesis of substituted Fe(III) octaethylporphyrins followed by reaction with O2 and H2O2 to model haem degradation.

Following graduate studies with Professor Robert Williams at Colorado State University he completed his PhD in 2008 under the supervision of Professor Steven M. Weinreb at The Pennsylvania State University. During his PhD studies Dr Camp conducted synthetic studies directed towards the total synthesis of the chartellamide and chartelline family of marine natural products and developed a novel inter- and intramolecular copper-promoted halogenselective N-vinylation methodology. Following his PhD, Dr Camp undertook postdoctoral research with Professor Donald Craig (2008-2009) at Imperial College London, which focused on the reactivity of de-aromatised furans and indoles synthesised via a decarboxylative Claisen rearrangement.

Jason began his independent career as a Lecturer at the University of Nottingham (2009-2013) and then at Queen Mary University of London (2013-2014). His continuing research interests are in the area of sustainable chemical synthesis; specifically the use of noble metals in multifaceted catalysis processes and the development of novel catalytic methods based on the ability of simple sugars to power catalytic reactions, sugar-powered catalysis (see, Research and Publications sections for more details).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Sustainable chemical synthesis

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Research Output 2002 2017

A resonance Raman study of new pyrrole-anchoring dyes for NiO-sensitized solar cells.

Summers, G. H., Lowe, G., Lefebvre, J-F., Ngwerume, S., Brautigam, M., Dietzek, B., Camp, J. E. & Gibson, E. A. 10 Jan 2017 In : Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry. 18, 4, p. 406-414 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solar cells
Coloring Agents
4-Aminobenzoic Acid
12 Citations
Open Access
Chemical activation
1 Citations

Charge-transfer dynamics at the dye-semiconductor interface of photocathodes for solar energy applications

Black, F. A., Wood, C. J., Ngwerume, S., Summers, G. H., Clark, I. P., Towrie, M., Camp, J. & Gibson, E. A. 2017 In : Faraday Discussions. 198, p. 449-461 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
solar energy
Solar energy
Charge transfer
7 Citations

Synthesis of ureas in the bio-alternative solvent Cyrene

Mistry, L., Mapesa, K., Bousfield, T. W. & Camp, J. E. 24 Apr 2017 In : Green Chemistry. 19, 9, p. 2123-2128 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations

Use of Monosaccharides in Metal-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions

Kyne, S. H. & Camp, J. E. 3 Jan 2017 In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 5, 1, p. 41-48 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Chemical wastes