Dr Ian Hamerton

Senior Professional Training Tutor

Qualifications: BSc Honours Chemistry, Associateship of the University of Surrey, PhD Polymer Chemistry, Chartered Chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Phone: Work: 01483 68 9587
Room no: 31 AZ 03

Further information


Dr Ian Hamerton

Dr Hamerton graduated from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Surrey in 1983 and obtained his PhD there in 1991. During that time, between 1987 to 1988, he was a Research Officer (working on a project sponsored by the US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC), and from 1988 to 1990 a Research Assistant within the same Department. In 1991 he became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow: a joint appointment between the Royal Aerospace Establishment (Farnborough) and the Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering of the University of Surrey until 1992. In October of the same year he became a lecturer of Organic Chemistry within the Department of Chemistry of the University of Surrey and was promoted to Senior Lecturer of Organic Chemistry in April 1997; he is currently Senior Lecturer in Organic Polymer Chemistry.


He has held a variety of Departmental roles, including:

Undergraduate Admissions Officer (1992-1997),

External Affairs Officer (1997-2001), P

Programme Coordinator: B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry with Science Education (1996-2003), 

Coordinator of the Level 3 programmes and of the MChem and BSc Chemistry programmes.





Within the University Dr Hamerton has been a member of the Careers Service Standing Committee since 2000, having previously attended the University Residential Accommodation Committee (1992-2000), the University Health and Safety Committee (1997-2000) and the Academic Assembly Policy Committee (1998-2002). He has also had extensive experience as a residential warden (University Court, 1991-1996, and Surrey Court (1997-2000).

Married (to Sally) with two young sons, Archie and George, and a Welsh Springer Spaniel, Ian has varied interests outside of Chemistry.  These include modern jazz and be-bop (as a double bass player) and classic jaguar cars (having owned both 3.4 and 3.8 Mk II Jaguars and a Sunbeam Alpine Series V), pre-Raphaelite art, and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Ian is currently the Vice Chairman of the Society for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey and the President of the C.F.A. Voysey Society - Ian and his family were fortunate to have lived in an arts and crafts lodge house designed by C.F.A. Voysey.

In 2005, Ian was the editor and principal author of ‘W.A.S. Benson: Luminary of the Arts and Crafts Movement and Pioneer of Modern Design’, the first book (published in March 2005 by Antique Collectors’ Club) to deal with this enigmatic architect and designer.  Ian has lectured widely on this topic, CFA Voysey, and other areas within the Arts and Crafts Movement to learned societies and the general public.

Research | Publications

Ian Hamerton can be contacted on
+44(0) 1483 68 9587 or at


Royal Society of Chemistry (Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry)

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