Dr Steve GoldupDr Stephen Goldup

Steve obtained an MChem degree from the University of Oxford where he began his research career with a Part II project in the group of Sir Prof. Jack Baldwin. He continued his research training with a PhD in natural product synthesis under the supervision of Prof. Tony Barrett before shifting focus to apply his synthetic skills to the realisation of mechanically interlocked non-natural products during post doctoral work with Prof. David Leigh at the University of Edinburgh where in 2007 he was appointed as Fixed Term Lecturer in Organic Chemistry. In 2008 he moved to Queen Mary with the award of a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and in October 2009 he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. In October 2014 the group moved to the University of Southampton where Steve took up the position of Associate Professor. In August 2017, Steve was promoted to Professor of Chemistry. Research in the Goldup Group focusses on the synthesis of novel mechanically interlocked molecules and their application as sensors, catalysts and materials.

For a Steve's detailed CV click here

Esteem, Leadership and Prizes

  • Associate Editor for Chemical Science
  • In the top 5% of reviewers for Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
  • One of the "top 10 reviewers" for Chem. Soc. Rev. 2016 - see here.
  • Co-chair of the 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Artificial Molecular Switches & Motors
  • Invited lecture at the 2nd Telleuride Workshop on Molecular Rotors, Motors, and Switches
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Hickinbottom Award 2014 for “pioneering work on the synthesis of rotaxanes".
  • Invited Feature Article for Chem. Commun. 2014 Emerging Investigator Issue.
  • Invited oral presentation at the Transatlantic Frontiers of Chemistry (2013), an international (UK, US, Brazil, Germany) interdisciplinary meeting for emerging leaders in the chemical sciences.
  • Organised the Royal Society of Chemistry Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry meeting 2012.
  • Dave Hill Cup at Gregynog Synthesis Meeting, 2012.
  • Member of the advisory board for Chem. Soc. Rev. (2012 onwards).
  • Thieme Journal Chemistry Award 2012.
  • Taylor & Francis Poster Prize for Innovation in Supramolecular Chemistry 2009.

Interviews and News

Profile: Early excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry, J. Phys. Org. Chem. 2016, 29 324.
Profile highlighting the Goldup Group's groundbreaking research in which Steve answers some serious (and some not so serious) questions.

Recent and upcoming talks

  1. Invited lecture at the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry 2020, Italy, July 2020
  2. Keynote lecture at the International Symposium on Coordination Chemistry 2020, Italy, July 2020
  3. Invited lecture at the Organic Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society, Paris, March 2018
  4. Invited lecture at the Chiral Functional Materials Symposium, Imperial College, January 2018
  5. Invited lecture at the ERC grantees conference, Rehovot, November 2018
  6. Invited lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, October 2018
  7. Invited lecture at East China Normal University, October 2018
  8. Invited lecture at International Symposium on Advanced Molecular Sciences, Shanghai, October 2018
  9. Invited lecture at Sun Yat-Sen University (China), October 2018
  10. Invited lecture at the University of Hongkong, October 2018
  11. Invited lecture at the Joint CSJ RSC Symposium: Designing Molecular Function at the Nano-Scale: Catalysis, Materials, Oxford, October 2018
  12. Invited lecture at the UK-India Symposium on Advances in Organic Chemistry, Oxford, September 2018
  13. Invited lecture at the International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, Sendai, Japan, July 2018
  14. Invited lecture at the Directed Assembly and Dial a Molecular joint ECR meeting in Strathclyde, June 2018
  15. Invited lecture at the University of Duisberg-Essen, April 2018
  16. Invited lecture at the University of Cardiff, March 2018
  17. Invited lecture at the University of Birmingham, 27 February 2018
  18. Invited lecture at the University of St Andrews, 10 January 2018
  19. Invited lecture at Imperial College, 7 December 2017
  20. Invited lecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 23 October 2017
  21. Invited lecture at the University of Tokyo, Japan, 20 October 2017
  22. Invited lecture at the Tokyo University of Science, Japan, 19 October 2017
  23. Invited lecture at the 3rd International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry, Kanazawa, Japan, 17 October 2017
  24. Invited John van Geuns Lecture at the University of Amsterdam, 2 October 2017
  25. Invited lecture at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 26 September 2017
  26. Invited lecture at GECO57, Dinard, France, 27 August - 1 September 2017
  27. Invited lecture at Chirality 2017, Tokyo, Japan, 9-12 July 2017
  28. Bob Hay Lecture at the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Cambridge UK, 2-7 July 2017
  29. Discussion leader at the Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Switches and Motors, USA, 11-16 June 2017
  30. Invited lecture at the British-Chinese symposium on supramolecular chemistry at Zheijian University, Hangzhou, China, 9th May 2017
  31. Invited lecture at the C3 Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry in Xiamen, China, 16-18 April 2017
  32. Invited lecture at the Fluorochem 50th Anniversary Organic Symposium, February 27th 2017
  33. Invited lecture at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, 6th February 2017
  34. Invited lecture at the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry discussion group meeting, Edinburgh, December 2016
  35. Invited lecture at the University of Bologna. November 11th 2016
  36. Invited lecture at the Symposium of Promoting International Joint Research, Ueda, October 2016
  37. Invited lecture at the 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Material Sciences Based on Supramolecules, Kanazawa, October 2016
  38. Invited lecture at Eli Lilly (Erl Wood site), September 16th 2016
  39. Invited lecture at the Telluride Workshop on on Molecular Rotors, Motors, and Switches, USA, July 2016
  40. Invited lecture at the Hickinbottom Symposium, Queen Mary, University of London, April 2016
  41. Invited lecture at the National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan, March 18th 2016
  42. Invited lecture at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 17th, 2016
  43. Invited lecture at the University of Osaka, Japan, March 15th 2016
  44. Invited lecture at the University of Kyoto, Japan, March 14th 2016
  45. Invited lecture at The First International Symposium on Center of Excellence for Innovative Material Sciences Based on Supramolecules in Kanazawa, Japan, 10th March, 2016
  46. Pacifichem (Molecular Containers Symposium), 18th December 2015
  47. University of Vienna, Austria, 28th October 2015
  48. Gordon Research Conference on Artificial Molecular Switches & Motors (poster presentation), 7-12 June 2015
  49. Temple University, Philadelphia (USA), 3rd June 2015
  50. RSC Hickinbottom Award Lecture, University of Liverpool, 20th May 2015
  51. University of Leeds, 15th April 2015
  52. South West RSC meeting, University of Reading, 18th February 2015
  53. South East RSC meeting, Imperial College, 4th February 2015
  54. RSC Hickinbottom Award Lecture, University of Sheffield, 27th November 2014
  55. RSC Hickinbottom Award Lecture, University of Bath, 25th November 2014
  56. Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, 18th November 2014
  57. Porto Alegre, Brazil, 21st October 2014
  58. Challenges in Organic Chemistry (ISACS14), Shanghai, 7-10 August 2014
  59. East China Normal University, Shanghai, 16th June 2014
  60. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 14th June 2014
  61. The International Forum of Supramolecular Chemistry and Smart Materials (inaugural Purple Mountain Conference), Nanjing, 12-13 June 2014
  62. International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry 9, Shanghai, 7-11 June 2014
  63. Frontiers in Molecular Recognition and Function Symposium, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, 6th June 2014
  64. East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 3rd June 2014
  65. University of Kent, 29th April 2014
  66. University of Southampton, 14th April 2014
  67. Newcastle University, 25th February 2014
  68. RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting, 16th December 2013
  69. University College London, 13th November 2013
  70. Pfizer-Neusentis Symposium, Oxford, 31st October 2013
  71. Transatlantic Frontiers of Chemistry, Germany, 8-11 August 2013
  72. ISACS10, Kyoto, Japan, 18-21 June 2013
  73. University of Edinburgh, 7th May 2013
  74. Freie Universitšt Berlin, Germany, 29th January 2013
  75. University College London, 14th November 2012
  76. University of Glasgow, 26th October 2012
  77. Gregynog Synthesis Meeting, 13-14 September 2012 - awarded Dave Kelly Cup for best presentation
  78. International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry, Durham, 9-13 September 2012
  79. University of Bath, 6th June 2012
  80. Young Chemists 2012, London, 30th March 2012
  81. Birmingham University, 20th March 20120
  82. University of York, 29th February 2012
  83. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 10th February 2012
  84. National University of Singapore, Singapore, 6th February, 2012
  85. University of Sydney, Australia, 3rd February 2012
  86. International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1st February 2012
  87. Otago University, New Zealand, 27th January 2012
  88. Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry meeting, Bath, 20th December 2011
  89. 17th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Hersonissos, Crete, 13th July 2011
  90. Imperial College London, 24th May 2011
  91. Frontiers of Science Meeting (organised by the Royal Society, Jung Academy, and Alexander von Humbolt Foundation), Chicheley Hall, 5th May 2011
  92. 3rd South and East Regional Organic Meeting, London, 18th April 2011
  93. Warwick University, 13th September 2010
  94. American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, USA, August 2009