Jason Riley

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Prof Jason Riley

Telephone Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 67 51
Telephone Extension: 
6 751
Fax Number: 
+44 (0)20 7594 6757
Research Interests: 
Nanomaterials synthesis
  • 2006- Present: Senior Lecturer (Department of Materials, Imperial college, London)

Dr Riley joined the Department of Materials at Imperial College London in October 2006. He moved to Imperial from the School of Chemistry at the University of Bristol where, for almost a decade, he had run a successful research group investigating the formation and assembly of nanoparticles on electrode surfaces, a bottom-up approach to nanoparticle modified electrodes. Prior to his appointment as a lecturer at Bristol he worked as a PDRA in the group of Professor Laurie Peter at the University of Bath. Here he undertook investigations of the formation and characterisation of porous silicon, a nanoparticle modified electrode prepared by a top-down approach. Dr Riley was awarded a MA and DPhil from Oriel College, University of Oxford; his doctoral research activity was supervised by Professor Richard Compton.

  • 1997-2006 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (School of Chemistry, University of Bristol)
  • 1993-1997 PDRA. (Department of Chemistry, University of Bath)
  • 1989-1992 Ph.D. (Oriel College, University of Oxford)

Links with Other Academic Bodies

  • Visiting Fellow, University of Bristol, 2006-2007
  • Visiting Professor, University of Genoa, 2000-2006
Awards and honours: 
  • CREST Fellowship, Japanese Government, 2004
External positions held: 


  • Bristol Colloid Centre, Director
Memberships : 
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Member CChem
  • International Society of Electrochemistry, Member
  • The Electrochemical Society, Member
  • Dr Riley lectures on a number of advanced courses:
  • The Spring School in Colloid Science at the University of Bristol
  • The Winter School in Electrochemistry at the University of Bath
  • The Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Course at the University of Bath
  • In addition Dr Riley participates in Outreach activity. Working as a double act with Professor Julian Eastoe of the University of Bristol to deliver a lecture for School Children (15-18) on “The Secret Chemistry of the Mobile Phone”