Brian Alexander Chalmers


  • KY16 9ST

    United Kingdom

Personal profile


Dr Chalmers gained a PhD, supervised by Dr Petr Kilian, in 2015 at the University of St Andrews with his research focusing on arsenic and antimony peri-substituted acenaphthenes. Afterwards, he completed one year as a EPSRC Research Fellow in the same research group. Brian joined the Faculty of the School of Chemistry as an Education Focused Assocaite Lecturer in 2016. He was appointed as "Lecturer (Education Focused)" in 2019.

In 2020, Dr Chalmers won the Best Teacher in Science Award in the Students' Association Teaching Awards.

Teaching activity

Dr Chalmers is primarily focused toward teaching practical chemistry techniques/skills to undergraduate students of all levels. He is experienced in developing new chemistry laboratory courses/experiments. In addition to teaching within the School of Chemistry, he has a variety of roles in connection with the School and RSC outreach activities. 

Brian contributes to teaching a both sub-honours and honours levels through lectures, tutorials and labs. Brian is the coordinator of the Inorganic Lab courses, CH2501 and CH3521 and has heavily contributed to the development of experiments and resources within these. 

Brian is the Deputy Director of Teaching, a member of the Teaching Committee and the coordinator of the Staff Student Consultative Committee. Dr Chalmers is the Chemistry Coordinator for the interdisciplinary module ID4001 (Communication and Teaching in Science).


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