Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1999
    BSc (Hons) / BA (Majors: Chemistry, Biochemistry l English Literature), University of Melbourne, Australia

  • 1999 – 2002
    PhD (Chemistry) University of Melbourne, Australia, awarded 27 March 2004.

  • 2002 – 2007
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist with Prof. Fraser Armstrong, Chemistry, Oxford

  • 2003
    – 2008 RJP Williams Junior/Senior Research Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford

  • 2007 – 2011
    Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Oxford

  • 2008 – 2013
    RCUK Academic Fellow, Chemistry, University of Oxford

  • Since 2011
    ERC Starting Grant: EnergyBioCatalysis

  • Since 2013
    Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Jesus College Oxford

Selected publications

  • Hidalgo, R., Ash, P.A., Healy, A.J., Vincent, K.A. 'Infrared Spectroscopy During Electrocatalytic Turnover Reveals the Ni-L Active Site State During H2 Oxidation by a NiFe Hydrogenase' Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. Eng. 2015, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502338R1.

  • Hexter, S.V., Chung, M.-W., Vincent, K.A., Armstrong, F.A.'Unusual Reaction of [NiFe]-Hydrogenases with Cyanide' J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 10470-10477.

  • Grabarczyk, D.B., Ash, P.A., Vincent, K.A. 'Infrared Spectroscopy Provides Insight into the Role of Dioxygen in the Nitrosylation Pathway of a [2Fe2S] Cluster Iron-Sulfur Protein' J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 11236-11239.

  • Reeve, H.A., Lauterbach, L., Ash, P.A., Lenz, O., Vincent, K.A., 'A modular system for regeneration of NAD cofactors using graphite particles modified with hydrogenase and diaphorase moieties' Chem. Commun. 2012, 48 (10), 1589-1591.

  • Ash, P.A., Vincent, K.A. 'Spectroscopic analysis of immobilised redox enzymes under direct electrochemical control' Chem. Commun., 2012, 48 (10), 1400-1409.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry for understanding the active site chemistry of hydrogenase enzymes

  • New approaches to infrared spectroscopy coupled with electrochemistry for addressing metalloproteins

  • Binding of nitric oxide (NO) to iron-sulfur clusters in proteins.

  • Recycling biological cofactors NAD+ and NADH: Applications of enzyme catalysis in industrial biotechnology for chemical synthesis

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Media coverage

  • News article on AcademicNet, 2015

  • Podcast on Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry World

  • Featured in Wired Magazine ‘Smart List’ for 2013

  • Featured on the Royal Society of Chemistry's 175 Faces of Chemistry


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