Dr Michael Willis is a Fellow of the College and a University Lecturer in Organic Chemistry. He graduated from Imperial College, University of London, before moving to the University of Cambridge for his PhD studies. He then spent two years as a NATO/Royal Society research fellow at Harvard University. In 1997 he was appointed to a Lectureship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath. Between October 2005 and 2010 he was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow. He took up his present positions at Oxford in January 2007. His research interests are based around the development of new catalytic processes and their application in synthesis.