James Arthur Cooper is a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Reading in the UK. His current research interests focus on the development of stimuli-responsive transmembrane assemblies and coupling molecular networks with compartmentalized architectures. James is also the chair of the Foresight Molecular Machines Group. Prior to joining Reading, James received his undergraduate education from the University of York, a PhD from the University of Bristol, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Edinburgh and Northwestern University. His previous research focused on the development of synthetic transmembrane anion transporters, using transmembrane protein nanopores to study interactions at the single-molecule level, systems chemistry, and the development of artificial molecular machines.