Members of the School are active across all the traditional and emerging areas of modern chemical research. They are clustered around three multidisciplinary themes as follows. Detailed information concerning the research interests and expertise of individual staff can be found here.


Functional Energy Materials

Research areas

·       Molecular/ionic transport through solids

·       Large-scale energy storage and conversion

·       Batteries, fuel cells, selective molecular storage/separation/remediation

·       Metal-organic frameworks, ionic solids, polymers, ionic liquids

Functional Energy Materials group members

Professor Cameron Kepert (Chair)

Associate Professor Deanna D'Alessandro

Associate Professor Meredith Jordan 

Dr Ivan Kassal

Professor Brendan Kennedy

Professor Chris Ling

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer

Associate Professor Tony Masters 

Associate Professor Siggi Schmid



Self-assembled Nanomaterials


Research areas

  • Nanoscale interactions in materials and interfaces
  • “Smart” energy-efficient materials
  • Molecular assembly in complex fluids and at interfaces
  • Nanostructured functional surfaces, polymer nanoparticles and nano-systems

Self-assembled Nanomaterials group members

Professor Greg Warr (Chair)

Professor Max Crossley

Professor Phil Gale

Associate Professor Brian Hawkett

Dr Toby Hudson

Dr Girish Lakhwani

Dr Markus Muellner

Associate Professor Chiara Neto

Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper




Molecular Innovations in Health

Research areas

  • Chemical signalling, neurotransmission
  • Ageing, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases
  • Diagnostics and therapeutics (“theranostics”)
  • Drug design/discovery, biosensing/imaging, drug delivery

Molecular Innovations in Health group members

Professor Michael Kassiou (Chair)

Associate Professor Ron Clarke

Dr Adrian George

Professor Kate Jolliffe

Dr Yu Heng Lau

Professor Peter Lay

Associate Professor Chris McErlean

Associate Professor Liz New

Professor Richard Payne

Professor Lou Rendina

Associate Professor Peter Rutledge

Dr Shelley Wickham

Dr Alice Williamson