Heriot-Watt University  

Postgraduate Teaching

We hold (joint) weekly meetings alternating between research presentations, literature presentations and problem-solving sessions. Ai-Lan is also on the Teaching Committee for EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training on Critical Resource Catalysis (CRITICAT), and teaches on Pd- and Au-catalysis within this programme.

Undergraduate Teaching

Ai-Lan holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Current lectures courses: Year 4/5 "Transition Metal Catalysed and Mediated Reactions", Year 3 "Physical Organic Chemistry", Year 2 "Retrosynthetic Analysis" and "Alkyne Chemistry", Year 1 "Introductory Organic Chemistry".

Outreach lectures: "Chirality in Molecules"

MChem Study Director (2016-present)

Programme Director for B1IM MChem (Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Experience degree programme (2008-2016)

Videos and Podcasts

Heriot-Watt students can access the full range of podcasts on spectroscopy (1H-NMR, IR, UV, Mass Spec) by logging into the module on Vision.

Useful Links


    This site contains interactive 3D animations for some of the most important organic reactions covered during an undergraduate degree with supporting information on reactivity and spectroscopy.




  The photo above is of the National Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh. All photos © Ai-Lan Lee.