Management and Delivery Team


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NameSupervision areas

Professor Varinder Aggarwal FRS

  • acyclic stereocontrol
  • organoboron chemistry
  • organometallic chemistry
  • catalytic asymmetric synthesis
  • synthesis of natural products

Professor Robin Bedford

  • new catalysts
  • novel organic reactions
  • organic chemistry
  • inorganic chemistry
  • catalyst development
  • organic reactions

Dr Wuge Briscoe

  • soft matter
  • nanotoxicity
  • biolubrication

Professor Craig Butts

  • NMR of complex chemical structures
  • reaction dynamics, kinetics and reactivity
  • computetional modelling

Professor Jonathan Clayden

  • new synthetic methods
  • organolithium chemistry
  • stereochemistry and conformational control
  • synthesis of biomimetic structures

Professor Matthew Crump

  • medicinal chemistry and biologics
  • structural biology using NMR and X-ray crystallography
  • application of chemical probes in biological systems

Professor Tony Davis

  • supramolecular chemistry
  • carbohydrate recognition
  • anion recognition and transport
  • crystal engineering
  • computer-aided molecular design

Professor Charl Faul

  • soft functional materials
  • self-assembly
  • conductive organic supramolecular materials
  • aniline-based conjugated materials

Dr Natalie Fey

  • transition metal complexes
  • organometallic chemistry
  • catalytic reactions
  • catalysis

Professor Carmen Galan

  • oligosaccharide and glycoconjugate synthesis 
  • catalysis in carbohydrate chemistry
  • stereoselective glycosylation methods
  • nano-materials for glycobiology

Dr David Glowacki

  • computational simulation of reaction dynamics
  • atmospheric and environmental chemistry
  • scientific imagination and artistic representation

Dr Pierangelo Gobbo

  • physical organic chemistry of materials and nanomaterials
  • organic synthesis
  • photochemistry
  • catalysis and synthetic biology

Dr Beatrice Le Fanu Collins

  • design and synthesis of artificial molecular machines
  • transition metal reactivity for autonomous directional motion

Dr Alastair Lennox

  • development of green synthetic processes
  • organic electrochemstry (synthetic and analytical)
  • physical organic chemistry and mechanistic studies
  • homogenous organometallic catalysis

Dr Tom Oliver

  • DNA photo protection
  • nanomaterials
  • photochemistry
  • photoshynthesis
  • protein interactions

Professor Andrew Orr-Ewing

  • photochemical and reaction mechanisms of organic molecules in solution, on a range of timescales from femtosecond upwards
  • controlled use of photochemistry for synthesis

Professor Paul Pringle

  • design and synthesis of unusual organophosphorus compounds
  • applications of metal complexes in catalysis

Dr Chris Russell

  • coinage metal catalysis
  • main group elements as transition metals
  • phosphorus as a carbon copy

Professor Chris Willis

  • new methods for the synthesis of natural products and molecules of biological interest
  • biotransformations
  • reaction mechanisms
  • isotopic labelling

Professor Dek Woolfson

  • protein sequence and 3-D structure
  • design and synthesis of non-natural peptides and proteins
  • peptide-based biosensors and materials for synthetic biology
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