Tony D James is a Professor at the University of Bath and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and holds a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. (2017-2022). He has developed a broad interdisciplinary approach to research, with an underpinning focus on the development of modular sensors where he has pioneered a range of reporting regimes. His research interests include many aspects of Supramolecular chemistry, including: Molecular Recognition, Fluorescence Sensor design, Fluorescence Imaging, Theranostics, Chiral recognition; Saccharide recognition, Anion recognition and Sensors for Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS).
He obtained his: BSc 1986 (University of East Anglia), PhD 1991 (University of Victoria), and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1991-95 (with Seiji. Shinkai in Japan). He was a Royal Society Research Fellow from 1995 to 2000 (University of Birmingham). He has been a visiting professor at Tsukuba, Osaka and Kyushu Universities, an AMADEus invited professor at the University of Bordeaux and is a guest Professor at East China University of Science and Technology, Xiamen University, Shandong Normal University, Nanjing University, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Changzhou University and is a Hai-Tian (Sea-Sky) Scholar at Dalian University of Technology. In 2013 he was recognized for his role in developing networks with Japan by the award of a Daiwa-Adrian Prize and in 2015 he received the Inaugural CASE Prize for establishing and developing networks with China. In 2018 he received the MSMLG Czarnik Award.