Elsevier, Chem, Volume 1, 10 November 2016
[Figure presented]Profs. Nik Kaltsoyannis and Steve Liddle joined the University of Manchester School of Chemistry in 2015 as co-directors of the Centre for Radiochemistry Research after having previously held chairs at, respectively, University College London and the University of Nottingham. They are also heads of computational and inorganic chemistry, respectively. Each has published ∼150 research articles, reviews, and book chapters and has extensive experience in f-element chemistry. Prof. Kaltsoyannis co-leads the PuO2 work package of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC's) “DISTINCTIVE” nuclear-waste decommissioning consortium. Prof. Liddle holds an EPSRC Established Career Fellowship and is a vice president of the European Rare Earth and Actinide Society.