Organic, inorganic, physical, and computational chemistry underpin the SCMB Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry theme.

The theme draws together expertise in synthesis (including self-assembly), characterisation (including spectroscopy, colloid and surface science) and computational modelling, and applications (optoelectronics, clean energy generation and storage, separation technologies, biomaterials, nanomedicine, molecular recognition) of organic, inorganic, and composite materials from small molecules to macromolecular structures including polymers, dendrimers, frameworks, gels, and nano-porous structures.

Theme Leader:  Professor Paul Burn

Discipline/Theme members

Materials chemistry application
Organic opto-electronics
Metallo-supramolecular chemistry
Energy materials
Functional (organics & organometallics) materials design, synthesis and characterisation for organic opto-electronics
Lanthanide metal ions properties
Inorganic Chemistry - Spectroscopic properties of new materials
Photophysics of organic semiconductors
Nano drug delivery systems for therapeutic proteins and anticancer drugs
Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Molecular Diagnostics

Other members of the school with research interests in this area

Molecular genetics of gene expression and development
Metallo-supramolecular chemistry
Organic Chemistry - Glycoscience, drug discovery and biotechnology
Energy materials
Physical and Computational Chemistry - Simulation of biomolecular systems
Novel drug delivery systems
Molecular virology

Affiliated Members

Annette Dexter

Andrew Whittaker