Dr Tim Hele

Theoretical Chemist

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Brief biographical details and links are provided below. For a full CV please contact me.

Research positions

Proleptic Lecturer and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University College London (July 2020-present)

CHAMPS Postdoctoral Research Associate, Universities of Bristol and Leeds (April - July 2020)

Visitor, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge (2017-2020)

Research Fellowship, University of Cambridge (2014-2019)

Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, USA (Sep 2015- Jul 2017)


PhD (Theoretical Chemistry), Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2011-2014)

MChem (Chemistry) 1st Class, Exeter College, University of Oxford (2007-2011)

Awards, prizes, and funding

Research and conference funding (selected)
2021-2023Royal Society Enhanced Research Expenses, funding a postdoc to research the emission mechanism of radical OLEDs c.£120,000
2020-2025 Royal Society University Research Fellowship >£500,000
2014-2019 Research Fellowship, Cambridge University c.£120,000
Jul-Aug 2015Funding secured for mathematics summer students through the Post Master's Placement scheme. £4,000
Sep 2014Funding from Trinity College Cambridge, for a speaking tour of Columbia, NYU, Princeton, Cornell, Stanford, Berkeley and Caltech (in addition to contributions from hosts)£1,346
2011-2014External Research Studentship, Trinity College, Cambridge (converted to an Honorary award due to receipt of EPSRC funding)Offered c.£60,000
2010-2011BP opportunity award to fund fourth-year undergraduate master's project£5,000
Awards and prizes (selected)
May 2017 Longuet-Higgins Early Career Researcher Prize, awarded by Molecular Physics
Apr 2014Coulson Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry
Jul 2011Thesis prize for highest mark in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Oxford University
Jul 2010Gibbs Prize, University of Oxford
Exeter College Science Prize
Jul 2009Second year prize, University of Oxford
2008-2011College Scholarship, Exeter College, Oxford
2008Fitzgerald Prize, Exeter College, Oxford
Turbutt Prize for excellence in practical organic chemistry
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