Chemistry research index

Learn about the research expertise of our Chemistry staff in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.

Indexed by staff member

Suzanne Boniface

  • Chemistry education

Martyn Coles

  • Synthetic inorganic, organometallic and coordination chemistry
  • Development of homogeneous catalysts of main group elements
  • Super-basic materials based on guanidine frameworks
  • Hydrogen-bonded networks and materials
  • X-ray crystallography

Nathaniel Davis

  • Synthesis of novel chromophore (quantum dots, small molecules and polymers)
  • Supramolecular attachment of multiple chromophore units
  • Time resolved and continuous wave spectroscopy
  • Devices: Photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and luminescent solar concentrators

Robin Fulton

  • Synthetic inorganic, organometallic and coordination chemistry
  • Unusual binding modes of main group elements
  • Synthesis of nanoparticles for environmental remediation
  • Understanding binding of nanoparticles to silicates

Joanne Harvey

  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Application of new methodology to the synthesis of bioactive molecules from carbohydrates
  • Carbohydrate scaffolds in synthetic routes to natural products and analogues
  • Synthesis of C-disaccharides as enzyme inhibitors.
  • Synthesis of analogues of bioactive natural products
  • Total synthesis of the labillarides

Justin Hodgkiss

  • Organic solar cells
  • Optical spectroscopy of functional optoelectronic materials
  • Self-assembly of nanostructured optoelectronic materials
  • Conjugated polymers and polyelectrolytes

Jim Johnston

  • Enhanced energy recovery from geothermal systems by silica removal
  • Gold and silver nanoparticles as stable colourants for high value textiles and fashion apparel
  • Functional materials for environmental control in packaging
  • Functionalised nano-structured calcium silicates for use in industrial and consumer products
  • Hybrid plastics from nanoparticles and quantum dots for smart and interactive surfaces
  • New nano-materials and the development of new composite products
  • Novel quantum dot-fibre and conducting polymer-fibre hybrid materials
  • Passive heat storage and release materials

Rob Keyzers

  • Bioassay guided isolation of novel natural products
  • Flavour and aroma chemistry of grapes and wine
  • Applications of mass spectrometry to natural products chemistry

John Spencer

  • Transition metal organometallic chemistry
  • Homogeneous catalysis

Bridget Stocker

  • Synthesis of fluorescent dyes and fluorescent molecular probes
  • Synthesis and testing of quinoline natural products and growth inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Solid-phase combinatorial synthesis of natural product compound libraries
  • Synthesis of glycoconjugate probes
  • Synthesis and evaluation of glycolipids as anti-cancer vaccines

Mattie Timmer

  • Synthesis of fluorescent dyes and fluorescent molecular probes
  • Synthesis and testing of quinoline natural products and growth inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Solid-phase combinatorial synthesis of natural product compound libraries
  • Synthesis of glycoconjugate probes
  • Synthesis and evaluation of glycolipids as anti-cancer vaccines