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Asymmetric synthesis; gas-phase chemistry; synthesis of new heterocycles; new synthetic methods
Deputy Head of School
Solid-state NMR method development; Applciation of NMR to the study of inoragnic materials; First-principles calcualtion of NMR parameters; Solid-state NMR of microporous materials
Reader in Chemistry
Advanced Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) methods and their application; Paramagnetic catalysts and intermediates; Conformational states of proteins and nucleic acids; Electronic structure of paramagnetic compounds
Molecular and supramolecular self-assembly; surface science; liquid/solid interfaces, nanoscience, electrochemistry
Computational modeling of structures, properties and reactivities of molecules and materials.
Small-molecule single-crystal X-ray diffraction, molecular structure determination, chemical crystallography, metallosupramolecular chemistry
Director of Teaching
Chemcal Biology; Natural Products; Neglected Tropical Diseases; Target Elucidation; Drug Design
Royal Society Research Fellow
organic synthesis; photocatalysis; base metal catalysis; enantioselective radical reactions; kinetic and mechanistic studies
Supramolecular chemistry; nanochemistry; colloidal nanoparticles; kinetic and thermodynamic analysis; catalysis at nanoscale interfaces
main group chemistry, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, radical reactions, molecular structure and bonding
UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
Green homogeneous catalysis, Organometallic chemistry, Hydrogen storage materials, Polymer chemistry, Circular economy
Inorganic and hybrid solids; ferroic materials; crystallography and structure-property relationships
Machine Learning, Artifical Intelligence & informatics in Chemistry; Prediction of solubility and other molecular thermodynamic properties; Modelling the organic crystalline state; Classification and computer-based representation of enzyme reaction mechanisms; Bioinformatics studies of molecular evolution; Modelling protein-ligand interactions.
Solid-state and materials chemistry; ferroelectrics and dielectrics; functional materials; impedance and dielectric spectroscopy; composition-structure-property relationships.
Research Fellow (Energy/Energy Materials)
solid state electrolytes; organic-inorganic metal halides (‘hybrid perovskites’) for photovoltaics; in-situ and operando studies
Director of Research
Enantioselective catalysis using Lewis bases; kinetic and mechanistic studies; methodology development
Dr Rebecca Smith
Associate Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
Reader in Chemistry
Main group chemistry; low oxidation state compounds; metal hydride complexes; organometallic synthesis and catalysis; ligand design
Application of molecular quantum chemical methods (e.g. density functional theory) to study properties of molecules, including conformation, intermolecular interactions (including sigma-hole interactions) and spectroscopic properties.
Biological relevance of selected free radicals; free-radical kinetic and mechanistic studies; computational study of radical behaviour
Professor of Homogeneous Catalysis
Catalysis; kinetic and mechanistic studies; medicinal chemistry; methodology development; total synthesis; agrochemistry
Royal Society Industrial Fellow
Synthesis and structure of novel zeolites and MOFs; design of MOF-based catalysts for fine chemicals synthesis; Design of selective adsorbents; Operando studies of zeolite catalysts
Dr Claire Young
Associate Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
Crystal growth; defects in solids; synthesisof nanomaterials; formation mechanisms of novel morphologies.
Director of Impact
Professor of Optoelectronic Materials
organic synthesis; organometallic synthesis; photocatalysis; emitter design for electroluminescent devices (OLEDs, LEECs); dye design for solar cells; organic semiconductor development; supramolecular chemistry; photophysics.