Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Ian Fleming
Date of Birth: 4th August 1935
Place of birth: Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England
Nationality: British
Marital status: Married to Mary Bernard, no children
Home address: 3 Willow Walk, Cambridge CB1 1LA [telephone (+44)(0)1223-362862]
Laboratory address: Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK
Direct line telephone: (+44)(0) 1223-336372, FAX(+44)(0) 1223-336362


School: 1943-1954 King Edward VI School, Stourbridge
National Service: 1954-1956 2nd Lt, Royal Signals

University Degrees etc:

1959 BA, Pembroke College, Cambridge
1963 MA and PhD, University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr John Harley-Mason
1982 ScD, University of Cambridge
1993 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Postdoctoral Research:

1962-1963 University Chemical Laboratory, Cambridge
1963-1964 Harvard University, with Professor R. B. Woodward

Academic Posts:

1962-1964 Research Fellow, Pembroke College, Cambridge
1964-2002 Fellow and Assistant Director of Studies in Natural Sciences, Pembroke College, Cambridge
1964-1965 University Demonstrator, Cambridge University
1966-1980 Assistant Director of Research, Cambridge University
1980-1986 University Lecturer, Cambridge University
1986-1998 Reader in Organic Chemistry, Cambridge University
1998-2002 Professor of Organic Chemistry, Cambridge University
2002-to the present Emeritus Professor, Cambridge University

Visiting Professorships:

1972, McGill University for 8 months. 1978, McGill University for 4 months. 1980, University of Wisconsin, Madison for 6 months. 1982, University of Western Ontario for 3 weeks. 1984, University of Rome for 5 weeks. 1988, Auckland University, New Zealand for 6 weeks. 1990, Harvard University for 6 months. 2004, University of Florence for 4 weeks; Institute of Organic Chemistry, Hannover, for one week.


1981-1986, Member of Board of Editors, Organic Syntheses. 1988, Editor of a Tetrahedron Symposium-in-Print. 1988-91, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive Organic Synthesis. 2001, Editor of Vol 4 of Science of Synthesis.

Named Lectureships & Prizes:

1981, Tilden Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry. 1983, Pacific Coast Lecturer, USA. 1983, RSC Prize for Organic Synthesis. 1984, Backker Lecturer, University of Gronigen. 1984, Middle Rhine Lecturer. 1989, H. C. Brown Lecturer, Purdue University. 1990, Atlantic Coast Lecturer, USA. Weissberger-Williams Lecturer, Kodak, USA. 1991, Inaugural BioMéga Lecturer, Edmonton, Alberta. Reilly Lecturer, Notre Dame, Indiana. 1993, JSPS Fellow, Japan. 1996, Wyeth-Ayerst Lecturer, Columbus, Ohio. 2002, Organic Syntheses Lecturer, University of Illinois. PRD Chemistry Lecturer, Johnson & Johnson, Raritan NJJ. 2005, Coochbehar Professorship at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata.


1961-present: 7 books as author or co-author, 9 as editor or co-editor, 236 original papers, 16 reviews and 22 published lectures.


1978-1984 Hoffmann-LaRoche, Basel; 1986-90 Rhône-Poulenc, Lyon; 2001-2005 Amedis, Cambridge.

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