Research groups

A comprehensive overview of academic research, members and new potential projects.

Alissandratos Group »

At the interface of Synthetic Biology and Chemistry we seek to create real-world solutions for Global Health & Biosecurity, Chemical & Energy Sustainability. 

Banwell Group »

We focus on the application of new synthetic strategies in the total synthesis of biologically active natural products and certain analogues.

Carver Group »

We use a variety of spectroscopic, biophysical and protein chemical techniques to study molecular chaperone proteins and their mechanisms.

Colebatch Group »

We develop homogeneous organometallic transition metal catalysts which utilize molecular cooperativity to improve catalytic efficiency and develop new processes

Connal Group »

At the Connal group we make polymers with applications across a multitude of industries which means we develop new materials for a range of applications.

Coote Group »

We use theory and experiment to design new catalysts for polymerization and synthesis, with an emphasis on non-traditional methods of bond activation.

Cox Group »

Led by: Dr Nick Cox
Our group studies transition metal catalysts using both magneto-optical spectroscopy and magnetic resonance techniques.

Easton Group »

We analyse chemical reactions occurring in biochemical systems in order to develop new synthetic methods and to produce physiologically active compounds.

Glushenkov Group »

Our research is focused on developing materials and technologies for energy storage in batteries and related devices.

Hicks Group »

Led by: Dr Jamie Hicks
Research in the Hicks group focuses on the reactivity of earth abundant, non-toxic metals in regards to sustainable chemical synthesis.

Hill Group »

Our work covers organometallic chemistry with a particular focus include unsaturated ligands involving metal–carbon multiple bonding.

Huber Group »

The Huber group develops innovative tools to determine the 3D structure of biological macromolecules form sparse experimental data of different length scale.

Humphrey Group »

Our research uses synthesis, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and computational chemistry to generate new molecular materials with unusual optical properties.

Jackson Group »

Our research interests lie at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics where fundamental chemistry underlies biological function.

Krausz Group »

We are studying fundamental processes in both natural and artificial photosynthesis with the goal of utilizing solar energy as a source of storable energy.

Liu Group »

Led by: Prof. Yun Liu
Our work is mainly concentrated on the interaction amongst synthesis, micro-structure and polarisation-related properties of functional materials.

Malins Group »

Led by: Dr Lara Malins
The Malins group develops synthetic tools for small molecule, peptide and protein synthesis, including for applications in chemical biology and drug discovery.

Nitsche Group »

We develop chemical tools to target, manipulate and study peptides and proteins related to infectious diseases.

Otting Group »

We use NMR spectroscopy to assess the structural changes of proteins in response to other molecules in aqueous solution, i.e. under near-physiological condition

Preston Group »

The Preston group works on supramolecular systems in solution. We develop architectures from metal ions and organic ligands, and then explore their behaviour.

Reekie Group »

Our research uses organic synthesis techniques to create molecules for application in medicinal chemistry and plant sciences.

Sevick Group »

This group is interested in the physical chemistry of soft matter.

Sherburn Group »

Our research program involves the design of sequences of cycloaddition reactions, free radical reactions and transition metal-mediated reactions

Stranger Group »

We use quantum chemical methods to explore the structure, bonding and reactivity of chemical systems, particularly those involving transition metal ions.

Theoretical quantum chemistry »

Quantum chemistry is the discipline in which the laws of quantum mechanics are applied to understand and predict molecular behaviour.

White Group »

Our research focuses on supramolecular chemistry – the chemistry of non-covalent interactions such as hydrogen bonding, halogen bonding and coordination bonds. 

Wilding Group »

Our multidisciplinary research looks at the design of new biological parts or systems.

Xiao Group »

Led by: Dr Pu Xiao
Our research mainly focuses on the interaction between light and chemicals and its application in materials sciences.

Yin Group »

The group is interested in synthesis & understanding of nano-to-atomic materials & structures.