Marder Group

    Professional Activities

    Professional Activities (Selected)


    Co-Head, Institute for Sustainable Chemistry & Catalysis with Boron

    Previous Member, Internationalisierungskommission (University Commission for Internationalization)

    Previous Member, Kommission für Forschungsangelegenheiten (University Commission for Research Affairs)


    Editorial Boards

    - Member of the Advisory Board of the “Chinese Journal of Chemistry” (Wiley) (since March 2018)

    - Member of the Advisory Board of “Inorganica Chimica Acta” (since December 2010)

    - Member of the Advisory Board of “Applied Organometallic Chemistry” (since 2010)

    - Member of the Editorial Board of "Chemistry Central Journal" (now "BMC Chemistry") (since 2006)

    - Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of "Organometallics" (January 2006 - December 2008)

    - Member of the Editorial Board of the "Canadian Journal of Chemistry " (January 2005 - December 2008)

    - Member of the Editorial Board of "Journal of Organometallic Chemistry" (since January 2003)

    - Member of the Editorial Board of "Polyhedron" (January 2002 - December 2004)

    - Member of the Advisory Board of "Inorganic Chemistry" (January 1999 - December 2000)

    - Member of the Editorial Board of "Crystal Engineering" (1997-2003)

    Guest Editor

    3.            T.B. Marder, P.W. Dyer, I.J.S. Fairlamb, S. Gibson, P. Scott, “Dalton Discussion 12: Catalytic C-H and C-X Bond Activation                             (DD12),” Dalton Trans., 39: 10335-10337 (2010), editorial introduction to Dalton Transactions themed issue 43, pages                               10321-10540.

    2.            T.B. Marder (Guest Editor), Dalton Transactions, 2008: “Collection of articles dedicated to Professor Ken Wade, F.R.S. in                            celebration of his seventy-fifth birthday.”

    1.            T.B. Marder, Editorial for special issue of Journal of Organometallic Chemistry: “Frontiers in Boron Chemistry, Dedicated to                      Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne in Celebration of his 75th Birthday,” J. Organometal. Chem., 680: 1-2 (2003).

    International Affairs

    Durham Leader, Durham University – University of Rennes 1 CNRS PICS (2009 - 2010)

    Durham Leader, Durham University – University of Rennes 1 CNRS LEA (European Associated Laboratory)


    External Examining

    - External Examiner in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh (1 October 1999 - 30 September 2002)

    - External Examiner for Integrated Master’s, Master of Chemistry, University of East Anglia (2007 - 2010)

    - External Examiner for Department of Chemistry, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (2008, 2009)


    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

     - Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College (since 1 January 2003)


    Canadian Society for Chemistry

     - Member of the Nominating Committee of the CSC Division of Inorganic Chemistry (1996 - 1999)

    - Member of the Selection Committee for the 1998 CSC Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry

    - Symposium organiser: CSC Conf. 1997, and Canadian organiser for symposia in Mexico and Hawaii
      (see below)


    Royal Society of Chemistry

     - Ordinary Member of the Dalton Division Council (July 2000 - June 2003)

     - Chair of the RSC Organometallic Chemistry Award sub-committee (2017 - 2021)


    Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

    Member of the Todd-Krebs-Namensvorlesung Award Committee (since 2018)


     Symposia and Conferences

     - Member of the International Scientific Committee, IMEBORON Conferences.

     - Member of the International Organising Committee, Euroboron Conferences.

    -  Member of the Academic Committee, 2nd International Conference on Boron Chemistry (ICBC-II), Taiyuan,
       Shanxi, China, July 2019.

    -  Member of the Scientific Committee, 3rd International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive
       Materials, (IC3EM), Caparica, Portugal, September 2018.

    -  Session Chairman: 16th International Meeting on Boron Chemistry (IMEBORON 16), Hong Kong, China,
       July 2017.

    -  Session Chairman: 1st International Conference on Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon (PBSi 2017), Paris,
       France, July 2017.

    -  Organizer, symposium on “Novel Molecular and Supramolecular Theory and Synthesis Approaches for
       Sustainable Catalysis” within the program on 'Green Chemistry for World Needs' at the 45th IUPAC World
       Chemistry Congress, Busan, Korea, August 9-14, 2015.

    -  Session Chairman: 5th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC5), Hong Kong, July 2015.

    -  Judge, poster and oral presentations of pre-university student research projects, 15th Asian Chemical
       Congress (15 ACC), Singapore, August 19-23, 2013.

     - Organiser, First RCUK UK-China Workshop on “Metals in Organic Synthesis: Towards Cleaner, Greener
       ChemicalProcesses,” held at Peking University, Beijing, China, January 9-13, 2011.

     - Session Chairman, PACIFICHEM 2010, Symposium on “Organoboron, Organosilicon and
       Organophosphorus as Optoelectronic and Energy-related Materials,” Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2010.

     - Chairman, Scientific Committee, RSC Dalton Discussion 12 Conference on “Catalytic C-H and C-X Bond
       Activation,” Durham, September 13-15, 2010.

     - Session Chairman, Inaugural (1st) International Conference on Molecular and Functional Catalysis,
       Singapore, July 2010.

     - Session Chairman: 23rd International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC), Rennes, France,
       July 2008.

     - Session Chairman: Co-Reach Conference (Co-ordination of Research between the EU and China),
       The Royal Society, London, June 2007.

     - Session Chairman: Symposium on "Recent Developments in Organoboron and Organosilicon Chemistry"
       for the 5th International Congress of the Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2005.

     - Co-organiser, Second Durham One-day Symposium on “Synthesis and Applications of Organoboronates,”
       May 10, 2004.

     - Discussion Leader, RSC Dalton Discussion 6, “Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis,” York University,
       UK, September 9-11, 2003.

     - Member of the Organising Committee, session chairman, and poster judge: 8th International Conference
       on the Chemistry of the Platinum Group Metals, University of Southampton, July 7-12, 2002.

     - Co-organiser, First Durham One-day Symposium on “Synthesis and Applications of Organoboronates,”
       May 2002.

     - Member of the Scientific Committee: 16th International Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry, University of
       Durham, July 2000.

     - Session Chairman, 34th International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Edinburgh, July 2000.

     - Co-organiser, Member of Local Organising Committee, Fund-raiser and Session Chairman: Tenth
       International Conference on Boron Chemistry (IMEBORON X), University of Durham, July 11-15, 1999.

     - Co-editor, "Contemporary Boron Chemistry", book of proceedings from the IMEBORON X conference,
       published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2000.

     - Canadian Organiser, Fund-raiser and Session Chairman: Symposium on "Transition Metal Group
       13 Compounds Including Their Roles in Catalytic Processes" Fifth Chemical Congress of North America,
       Cancun, Mexico, November 11-15, 1997.

     - Organizer: Symposium on "Catalysis in Organometallic Chemistry: Models, Mechanisms and
       Applications" 80th National Meeting of the Canadian Society for Chemistry, Windsor, Ontario,
       June 1997.

     - Canadian Organiser and Session Chairman: Symposium on "Metal Complexes of Carbon:
       The Coordination Chemistry of Cx Ligands" for the 3rd International Congress of the Pacific Basin
       Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 1995.

     - Co-organiser and Fund-raiser: 26th Inorganic Discussion Weekend held at the University of Guelph,
       Guelph, Ontario, November 1993.  Attendance was ca. 160.

     - Co-organizer, Fund-raiser and Session Chairman: 23rd Inorganic Discussion Weekend held at the
       University of Waterloo, November 1990.  Attendance was ca. 150.

     - Session Chairman: 11th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis/73rd National Meeting of the Canadian
       Society for Chemistry, Halifax, N.S., July 1990.

     - Session Chairman: Inorganic Division, Third Chemical Congress of North America (joint meeting of the
       Canadian, American, and Mexican Chemical Societies), Toronto, Ontario, June 1988.



    Parent Governor and Subject Governor for Science, Board of Governors, Durham Johnston Comprehensive
    School, Durham, UK (October 2004 – October 2008).