Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Professor Mark Ormerod

BA, PhD, CChem

Mark Ormerod Jan 2020 Title: Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
Phone: +44 (0)1782 734443
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Location: Claus Moser CM2.04
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Professor Mark Ormerod became Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of Keele University in 2015.

He was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) and Head of the Schools of Physical and Geographical Sciences, and Chemistry and Physics. He was appointed to a lectureship in chemistry at Keele in 1992, and in 1997 was awarded a prestigious EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship and promoted to Professor of Clean Technology and Inorganic Materials Chemistry in recognition of his research achievements. He graduated in natural sciences from Cambridge University and undertook his PhD in surface chemistry there, before being awarded the Cambridge University Oppenheimer Fellowship.

Professor Ormerod has an international profile for his leadership, advocacy and communication of and expertise in sustainability and low carbon issues, including serving on numerous national bodies. He plays a key role in leading Keele’s activities in sustainability and low carbon energy and technology, which involves embedding sustainability in all aspects of the University’s operations, across research, education, external engagement and our campus and community. His original research interests centred on more environmentally friendly, greener chemical processes and clean technologies, in particular, sustainable materials chemistry and catalysis and fuel cells, publishing over 150 extensively cited papers. His interests extend to interdisciplinary research in green energy, reducing energy use and factors affecting pro-environmental behaviour in individuals and communities.