The ESR Spectroscopy Group is organized with the aid of a committee of group members, with a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. General members serve on the Committee for three years and may be re-elected for a further three years. The Chair is elected for three years, the Secretary for five years and the Treasurer for four years. The Committee often has an international member representing EPR practitioners outside the UK, an industry representative, and a local organizer for the current conference. Since 2016 the previous conference organiser has been invited to served a further year to pass on their expertise, and in 2017 it was decided that a new treasurer would serve as a treasurer-elect for one year prior to enable a smooth transfer of power.
Committee Elections 2021
The Electron Spin Resonance Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry seeks to appoint the following officers to replace the individuals who have served their full terms of office:
- Secretary, for five years starting May 2021
- International Representative, for three years starting May 2021
- Web Master, for three years starting May 2021
- Industry Representative, for three years starting May 2021
- Ordinary Committee Member, for three years starting May 2021
Full role descriptions are available at http://spindynamics.org/documents/announcement.pdf. Individuals seeking to nominate themselves or others should write to the current Secretary (Ilya Kuprov, firstname.lastname@example.org) before 12:00 British Summer Time on 12th April 2021, and familiarise themselves with the recently updated RSC election process https://rsc.li/3ehSbUe.
Membership of the committee is open to all members of the Royal Society of Chemistry regardless of membership category or previous experience. RSC staff are on hand to support our volunteers and to offer guidance as required and training is available. All nominations must be made with the agreement of the candidate, and self nominations are permitted. Elections are now carried out using an anonymous online voting system provided by the RSC, and nominations are managed centrally by the Networks Team. To vote you must be an RSC member and a member of the ESR Spectroscopy interest group, so please check the details of your RSC membership to ensure your affiliation to the interest group is recorded (RSC members can join up to three interest groups free of charge). We are an inclusive organisation and we aim to ensure that our committees are representative of the breadth and diversity of our community. We welcome and strongly encourage all of our members, regardless of membership category, age, demographic or experience, to consider these opportunities. For further details of the RSC rules governing member networks, including committee terms of office and election of committee members please click here.
The 2019 AGM took place on Tuesday 9th April at 5.30 pm during our conference in Glasgow. At this AGM Christiane Timmel was elected as Chair while the outgoing Chair Eric McInnes remained on the committee as organiser of the 2020 conference. Floriana Tuna and Paul Jonsen were elected as ordinary members while Alice Bowen, Bela Bode, Maxie Roessler and Enrico Salvadori left the committee and we thank them for their service. The committee list below reflects appointments at this meeting. The 2020 AGM should have taken place on Tuesday 31st March 2020 at the conference in Manchester but was postponed due to covid-19 and the various terms of office combined such that no vacancies arose in 2020 so there were no new committee appointments.
|Chair||Prof||Christiane||Timmel||University of Oxford||+44 1865 272 682||2019-22|
|Secretary||Prof||Ilya||Kuprov||University of Southampton||+44 2380 594 140||2016-21 (webmaster 2009-16)|
|Treasurer||Dr||David||Norman||University of Dundee||+44 1382 384 798||2018-22|
|International Representative||Prof||Olav||Schiemann||University of Bonn||+49 228 732 989||2018-21|
|Web Master||Dr||Chris||Wedge||University of Huddersfield||+44 1484 471 614||2016-21|
|Industry Representative||Dr||Sylwia||Kacprzak||Bruker Biospin Limited||+49 721 5161 6443||2018-21|
|Committee Member||Dr||Gavin||Morley||University of Warwick||+44 2476 150 801||2018-21|
|Committee Member||Dr||Paul||Jonsen||TalaveraScience||+44 1423 810 388||2019-22|
|Committee Member||Dr||Floriana||Tuna||University of Manchester||+44 1612 751 005||2019-22|
|2021 Conference Organiser||Dr||Emma||Richards||University of Cardiff||+44 2920 874 029||2020-22|
|2020 Conference Organiser / Ex-chair||Prof||Eric||McInnes||University of Manchester||+44 1612 754 469||2019-21 (chair 2016-19)|
|2020 Conference Organiser||Prof||David||Collison||University of Manchester||+44 1612 754 660||2019-21|
|RSC Networks Officer||Dr||Fiona||McMillan||RSC||+44 1223 432 269|
The committee are delighted that Prof Christiane Timmel, current chair of the RSC ESR group, has been awarded the RSC Tilden prize. This is getting to be somewhat of a theme, our former chair Prof. Eric McInnes winning the same award last year. Many congratulations Chris and Eric! See https://rsc.li/professor-christiane-timmel for details of the 2020 award.