University of Reading
James received an MChem in Chemistry from the University of York and carried out an undergraduate project with Professor David K Smith. He completed his PhD at the University of Bristol under the guidance of Professor Anthony P Davis, followed by a stint at the University of Edinburgh as a postdoctoral research associate, working with transmembrane protein nanopores, alongside Dr Scott L Cockroft. James took up his position at Northwestern University with Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart in April 2017. His research interests center around synthetic supramolecular chemistry, bionanotechnology and membrane chemistry.