studied at Leicester and did his PhD with Professor Bernard Shaw at Leeds. Afterwards he was a lecturer at the University of Warwick for five years and since 1988 he works at the university of Bristol. He is awarded in 2001 a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship and the Royal Society of Chemistry Awards for the Chemistry of the Noble Metals in 2000 and homogeneous Catalysis in 2004.
Paul Pringle and his group focus on the design and synthesis of new phosphorus(III) ligands for transition metal complexation and homogeneous catalysis. Because catalysis offers the prospect of low energy, low waste synthetic routes to chemical products, i.e. clean chemical technology.