Enzyme inspired catalysts

Enzymes are nature’s catalysts, they perform highly specific chemical and physical functions from the digestion of food to the synthesis of DNA. This project will investigate synthetic analogues that mimic the chemistry and complex nanoenvironments of enzymes, in particular students will analyse the interaction of these mimics with bacteria. The project will be interdisciplinary in nature; the student will develop skills in biochemistry, synthetic chemistry and chemical kinetics. Through this research the student will utilize state-of-the-art equipment to engineer and develop new materials for applications in renewable energy.