Sir Martyn, a long standing supporter of the charity, has been appointed as an ambassador for the Attenborough Nature Reserve, to help the Wildlife Trust develop its links with academics and encourage more research into key conservation issues.
He was co-opted as a Vice-President in April, and this will be formally ratified at the charity’s Annual General Meeting in October, details of which have been released this week.
A Fellow of the Royal Society, Sir Martyn is a Research Professor in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham and a global leader in the field of green chemistry. He is widely recognised thanks to his participation in a series of YouTube videos featuring various experiments and demonstrations – introducing the public to the chemical elements of the periodic table. The videos have surpassed 190 million views on YouTube. He was knighted in 2015 for his pursuit of excellence in research, service as an ambassador for UK science and his public outreach work.