Research in the IMM group is centred on understanding, characterizing and controlling the properties of molecular materials, many of which have mesoscale (nm- mm) structure.
Characterisation of reactive intermediates via laser-based spectroscopy & computational methods; porphyrins; photodynamic therapy. Application of Raman spectroscopy to analytical science; development of new approaches, such as fluorescence rejection and smart SERS materials; applications to foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, forensic and archeological samples.
Fluorescent molecular devices; chemical control of molecular light switching; fluorescent molecules which perform logic functions.
Coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, late transition metals, porous frameworks, molecular sieves, nanoscale chemistry, phosphines.
Oxygen colourimetric sensing, artificial nose technology, intelliengence inks (especially for use in packaging) and thin film semiconductor photocatalysis.
Structural evolution and interaction of micellar and microemulsion moieties; electrochemistry in organized media and ionic liquids; electrosynthesis and electrocatalysis; nano-particle electrochemistry.
Stereoisomeric considerations of the coordination chemistry of transition metals; the development of isomerically pure and structurally controlled supramolecular assemblies.
Design of ionic liquid materials; organic and metal extraction; sensing; and biomass processing; Structural investigations of liquids using neutron scattering.
Coordination and organometallic chemistry; aurophilicity; luminescence; ionic liquids; molecular sensors.
Ultracold atoms and molecules; gas phase laser spectroscopy and reaction dynamics; ab-initio electronic calculations; Bose-Einstein condensates; van der waals complexes.
Pharmaceutical Processing; Particle and Powder Technology; Population Balance Modelling; Environmental Technology Adsorption Modelling; Discrete Element Modelling, Process Analytical Technology (PAT).
Catalytic nucleic acids; nucleic acid analogues; solid-phase synthesis; phosphorus chemistry; RNA processing; prebiotic chemistry; molecular computing.
Particle Technology, Pharmaceutical processing, Tissue Engineering, Medical Polymers, Environmental Technology Adsorption Modeling.