PhD project areas

We cover the breadth of chemical synthesis and strongly encourage cross-disciplinary research projects. Our research activity is underpinned by the latest in synthetic chemistry technologies such as automated reaction optimisation, AI for synthesis design, data-driven discovery and predictive methods.

Further information about the specific interests of members of staff can be found in our Supervisors section.

  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Synthetic analogues
  • Heterocyclic chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry for recognition, transport and medicine
  • Design of new peptide and protein structures
  • Molecular machines
  • Transition metal catalysis
  • Synthesis and design of new ligands
  • Photocatalysis and Biocatalysis
  • Carbohydrates in synthesis
  • Organo-boron and organo-sulphur chemistry
  • Photochemistry, Electrochemistry and Flow chemistry
  • Natural product extraction and characterisation
  • Total synthesis
  • Isotopic labelling and Biosynthetic pathways
  • Ultra-fast spectroscopy for reaction dynamics
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