Chemical Biology

Professor Paul Cullis

  • Design and Synthesis of Molecular Probes
  • Drug Delivery and Targeting
  • Development of Polyamides as Tools and Therapeutic Agents

Dr Andrew Hudson

  • Single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy of biological systems
  • Raman microspectroscopy and optical tweezing in biology and aerosol research
  • Applications of microfluidics in biology and medicine

Dr Kal Karim

  • Computational design of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs).
  • Design and development of polymers for the separation and purification for drug targets and environmental pollutants

Dr Elena Piletska

  • Computational design, development and preparation of high-performance bespoke polymeric adsorbents for natural and synthetic compounds
  • Development of signal molecule-sequestering polymers (SSPs) for the attenuation of quorum sensing
  • Chloroplasts and their application in sensors and environmental monitoring
  • Optimisation of the protocols for purification, separation and quantification of natural and synthetic compounds of interest

Professor Sergey Piletsky

  • Biomimetic molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs)
  • Computational design and molecular modelling
  • Bioanalytical chemistry - design of sensors and assays for clinical and environmental diagnostics
  • Nanoparticles for diagnostics and therapeutic applications

Materials and Inferfaces

Professor Andrew Abbott

  • Ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents
  • Bioplastics
  • Metal processing
  • Mineral processing

Professor A. Robert Hillman

  • Dynamics of polymer films
  • Electroanalytical chemistry
  • Structural studies of electroactive films
  • Forensic science

Professor Karl Ryder

  • Metal finishing from new ionic liquids
  • Probe microscopy of electroactive services and thin film coatings
  • Electronic and electroluminescent conducting polymers

Dr Gregory Solan

  • Polymerisation catalysis
  • Organobimetallic transformations
  • New inorganic materials

Spectroscopy, Dynamics and Atmospheric Chemistry

Dr Stephen Ball

  • Optical absorption spectroscopy measure trace gases in the atmospheric gases
  • Cavity ringdown spectroscopy (CRDS)

Dr Roland Leigh

  • Air quality instrumentation, monitoring and modelling

Professor Paul Monks

  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Earth Observation Science
  • Breath Analysis / Medical Diagnostics
  • Business Facing Activities

Professor Andrew Ellis

  • Laser Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry of Molecules, Ions and Clusters in Helium Nanodroplets
  • Growing Nanoparticles in Helium Nanodroplets: A Route to New Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Ultra-fast Motion of Molecules in Quantum Fluids
  • Laser Spectroscopy of Clusters and Complexes in Supersonic Jets
  • Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometry and its Applications

Dr Corey Evans

  • Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Microwave Spectroscopy
  • Infrared Spectroscopy

Dr Andrew Hudson

  • Single Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Biological Systems
  • Raman Microspectroscopy and Optical Tweezing in Biology and Aerosol Research
  • Applications of Microfluidics in Biology and Medicine
  • Jet-Cooled Spectroscopy of Biomolecules

Dr Shengfu Yang

  • Helium Nanodroplets
  • Physical Chemistry in Helium Nanodroplets
  • Synthesis of Novel Nanoparticles and Nanowires

Sustainable Synthesis and Catalysis

Professor David L. Davies

  • C-H Activation
  • Luminescent Complexes

Professor Eric Hope

  • Fluoride as a Ligand in Organometallic and Coordination Complexes
  • Coordination Chemistry of Fluorinated Ligands
  • Fluorous Approaches to Catalysis

Dr Gregory Solan

  • Polymerisation Catalysis
  • Organobimetallic Transformations
  • New Inorganic Materials

Dr Alison Stuart

  • Electrophilic Fluorination Using Hypervalent Iodine Reagents
  • Fluorinated Reformatsky Reaction
  • Fluorous Catalysis

Dr Alex Pulis

  • Synthetic methods
  • Main group elements in synthesis
  • C-H functionalisation