Dominic Tildesley

Professor Dominic Tildesley (born 1952, Forest Hill[1]) is a British chemist. He gained his undergraduate Chemistry degree from the University of Southampton in 1973.[2] He went on to complete a DPhil at Oxford University in 1976 before undertaking postdoctoral research at Penn State and Cornell universities in the United States.[3] He returned to the University of Southampton in the UK for a lectureship, before becoming Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and moving to Imperial College London in 1996 as Professor of Computational Chemistry.[3]


Dominic Tildesley
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Tildesley in December 2014
Born1952 (age 67–68)
Alma mater
Known forPresident of the Royal Society of Chemistry (July 2014 - present)

He began his industrial career in 1998 when he took the role of Head of the Physical Science Group at Unilever Research Port Sunlight, where he remained until 2012.[3] He is Director of the European Centre for Atomic and Molecular Computation at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland.[3]

In July 2014, he became President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (succeeding Professor Lesley Yellowlees) and received an honorary degree from the University of Southampton.[2][4][5]


  1. ^ See audio file
  2. ^ a b "Professor Dominic Tildesley (1973, Chemistry) made president of Royal Society of Chemistry". Exeter College Oxford.
  3. ^ a b c d "New RSC President". Chemistry Views.
  4. ^ "Royal Society of Chemistry welcomes new president". Royal Society of Chemistry.
  5. ^ "Direction". CECAM.