The ESR Spectroscopy Group is organized with the aid of a committee of group members, with a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Members serve on the Committee for three years. The Chairman 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, a representative of one of the spectrometer manufacturers, 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.

The 2019 AGM will take place during our meeting in Glasgow. At this meeting we will be filling committee vacancies for the positions of Chair and Ordinary Members (max. three vacancies) as the term of office of the current incumbents come to an end. Membership of the committee is open to all members of the Royal Society of Chemistry regardless of membership category or previous experience. 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. Please send nominations to the ESR Group Secretary — Prof Ilya Kuprov ( — prior to the AGM which will take place at the conference and where a vote will be held if required. 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 this opportunity. For further details of the RSC rules governing member networks, including committee terms of office and election of committee members please click here.

The 2018 AGM took place on Tuesday 10th April at 3.15 pm at Queen Mary University of London. The committee list below reflects appointments at this meeting.

Current Committee

Post Name Institution Tel Period
Chairman Prof Eric McInnes University of Manchester +44 1612 754 469 2016-19
Secretary Prof Ilya Kuprov University of Southampton +44 2380 594 140 2016-21
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 Alice Bowen University of Oxford +44 1865 272 641 2016-19
Committee Member Dr Bela Bode University of St Andrews +44 1334 463 869 2016-19
Member and Incoming Chair Prof Christiane Timmel University of Oxford +44 1865 272 682 2018-19
2018 Conference Organiser Dr Maxie Roessler Queen Mary University of London +44 2078 826 627 2017-19
2018 Conference Organiser Dr Enrico Salvadori Queen Mary University of London +44 2078 826 259 2017-19
2019 Conference Organiser Dr Stephen Sproules University of Glasgow +44 1413 303 716 2018-20
RSC Networks Officer Dr Fiona McMillan RSC +44 1223 432 269