A photograph of Alexander Whiteside

Welcome! My name is Alexander Whiteside. I’m an Assistant Editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry and a theoretical chemist by training. I support the journals Digital Discovery, RSC Chemical Biology, Sensors & Diagnostics and Sustainable Food Technology, and occasionally contribute to the web site/magazine Chemistry World, which you can read on my profile page.

I obtained my PhD in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Maciej Gutowski at Heriot-Watt University(Thesis title: "Proton transfer, electron binding and electronegativity in ammonium-containing systems".) From 2012 to 2014 I investigated batteries at the University of Bath with Prof. M. Saiful Islam. From 2014 to 2016 I studied corrosion with Prof. Stephen J. Jenkins of the University of Cambridge. I joined the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016 as a Publishing Editor, a position I held until beginning my current role in 2021.

Selected publications:
See more on my Google Scholar profile page.

You can read my old blog here.