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Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry

The synthesis of cyclic peptides and derivatives is currently of significant interest, due to their potential applications in a range of areas spanning both chemistry and biology. N more...

Supervisor(s): Jolliffe, Katrina (Kate) (Professor)

Design and synthesis of selective anion receptors to facilitate transmembrane anion transport in epithelial cells

CF is a recessive genetic condition that results from the dysregulation of anion transport through the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator anion channel in epithelial cell membr more...

Supervisor(s): Gale, Philip (Professor)

Chiroptical phenomena of pi-conjugated materials

pi-conjugated materials are organic molecules with alternate single and double bond character that provide for their semiconducting properties. For example, pi-conjugated polymers ( more...

Supervisor(s): Lakhwani, Girish (Dr)

Transformersomes: shape-shifting polymer nanostructures

Synthetic polymers can self-assemble into an impressive spectrum of well-defined nanoscale architectures that behave in intriguing ways, from catalysing chemical reactions to intera more...

Supervisor(s): Roberts, Derrick (Dr)

Self-assembled photonics

Self-Assembled photonics is fast becoming one of the leading photonic fabrication technologies since it is potentially compatible with fibre and integrated optics, including silicon more...

Supervisor(s): Canning, John (Honorary Professor)

Why are Ionic Liquids Extraordinary Solvents?

The use of ionic liquids has exploded over the last decades as solvents for unusual or difficult chemical syntheses.  These liquids consist solely of ions and have melting poin more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)

Photoresponsive Soft Matter

Molecules that respond to light by isomerization, dissociation, or polymerization may be incorporated into surfactant self-assembly structures, thereby creating novel forms of matte more...

Supervisor(s): Warr, Gregory (Professor)