His Irish Eyes are Smiling!
UKZN lecturer Dr Glenn Maguire is celebrating the achievement of a remarkable milestone in his academic career – the publication of his 200th scientific article.
Maguire - originally from Northern Ireland - is a Principal Investigator in the Catalysis and Peptide Research Unit and his work has appeared in a number of journals specialising in organic, catalysis, analytical, medicinal, computational and structural chemistry as well as in publications dealing with microbiology and biochemistry.
He completed his PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1993 under the supervision of Professor A P de Silva.
He did postdoctoral studies at UCLA’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the United States with Professor Donald J Cram and also at the School of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Washington University Medical School, with Professor George W Gokel.
He was appointed a lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at the School of Chemistry and Physics at the former University of Durban Westville campus in 1999.
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