Dr. Gareth Price
Prof. gareth price Chemistry

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gareth.price@ku.ac.ae 02 3124664



Gareth Price graduated from the University of Bath with 1st class Honours and a PhD in Physical Chemistry. After postdoctoral research in Toronto, Canada, he was appointed to a lectureship in chemistry at City University, London in 1986.  He transferred to the University of Bath in 1988 and was promoted to Professor in 2009. He served as Head of the Department of Chemistry for 6 years and Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) for a further 6 years. His main research interests are in the synthesis, characterisation and application of new polymers and nanoparticles and in particular the use of high intensity ultrasound to control their structure.  He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Ultrasonics Sonochemistry and Polymer International. Outside the University he has been involved in the accreditation of degree programmes with the Royal Society of Chemistry where he was elected President of the Education Division. He has also part of the team involved in writing the successful ‘Chemistry3’ OUP undergraduate textbook, now in its 4rd edition.

  • 1984 PhD Physical Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK.
  • 1981 BSc Chemistry, University of Bath, Bath, UK.

  • Physical Chemistry (thermodynamics and kinetics)
  • Instrumental Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical education – skills teaching and learning
  • Polymer Chemistry

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