Researcher Profiles

Researcher Profiles

The School has active research programs in both pure and applied chemistry. A list of researchers and their areas of interest can be found below. More detailed information can by found by following the link to the individual profile pages.



Jenny BeckJenny Beck

  • Metalloenzymes: structure, function, mechanism
  • Applications of electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) to study interactions between biomolecules
  • Nonenzymatic post-translational modifications of proteins: effects of drug administration, aging and metabolic disease.

Nick DixonNick Dixon

  • Protein structure and function
  • Protein-protein interactions in large dynamic molecular machines
  • The bacterial DNA replication machinery as a target for antibacterial drugs
  • New technologies for protein chemistry

David GriffithDavid Griffith

  • Carbon cycle and climate
  • Atmospheric remote sensing
  • Greenhouse impacts of agriculture
  • Biosphere -atmosphere exchange of trace gases
  • Isotopic analysis of atmospheric trace gases
  • FTIR spectroscopy applications to atmospheric chemistry
  • Greenhouse gas emissions from Agriculture

Marc in het PanhuisMarc in het Panhuis

  • (Bio-)Polymers, conducting polymers, carbon nanofibers and carbon nanotubes.
  • Multi-functional and Intelligent Materials.
  • Tough self-healing hydrogels.
  • 3D printing, additive manufacturing.

Dianne Jolley

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Toxicology

Paul Keller

Paul Keller

  • Computer-Aided Molecular Modelling of Drug-Protein Interactions
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Synthetic Bio-Organic Chemistry 

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WP_thumbWilliam Price

  • Analysis of trace pollutants in environmental and waste waters
  • Removal of trace contaminants using membrane technology
  • Separation systems based on advanced electromaterials
  • Food Analysis and Processing

Stephen PyneStephen Pyne

  • New methods for the asymmetric synthesis of bioactive molecules.
  • The total synthesis of bioactive natural products.
  • Natural Products Chemistry.
  • Fullerene chemistry

Stephen RalphStephen Ralph

  • Bio-inorganic chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Conducting Polymers

Antoine VanOijen

Antoine van Oijen

  • Biochemistry at the single-molecule level
  • Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy
  • Mechanisms of large dynamic molecular machines
  • New technologies for molecular biophysics

Gordon Wallace


Associate Professors

Michael KelsoMichael Kelso

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug design and synthesis
  • Anti-cancer and anti-microbial drug discovery
  • Asymmetric synthesis

Clare MurphyClare Murphy

  • Development of novel techniques for tracking emissions from biomass burning
  • Fourier transform spectroscopy of atmospheric composition for monitoring climate change
  • Measurement of atmospheric aerosols
  • Development of instrumentation and analysis techniques for remote sensing of the atmosphere
  • Measurement of Isotopic ratios in atmospheric gases

Oakley scaled 260 300Aaron Oakley

  • Protein structure and function
  • Protein evolution
  • Drug discovery
  • DNA replication

Glennys O'BrienGlennys O'Brien

  • Environmental chemistry
    - water and sediment chemistry
    - trace metals in sediments
    - water and sediment quality

Danielle SkropetaDanielle Skropeta

  • Marine Natural Products
  • Carbohydrate Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Adam TrevittAdam Trevitt

  • Microdroplet laser-based spectroscopy.
  • Radical-neutral gas-phase chemistry.
  • Synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry.
  • Combustion chemistry - including biofuels

Stephen WilsonStephen Wilson

  • Atmospheric Chemistry, especially UVB, aerosol optical depth, greenhouse gas emissions, isotopic signatures of greenhouse gases 
Senior Lecturers

Simon BedfordSimon Bedford

  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Technology Enhanced Teaching
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Teacher Training

Carolyn DillonCarolyn Dillon

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Synchrotron Microprobe
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Hyland 80 100Chris Hyland

  • Developing new transition metal-catalysed reactions for the synthesis of small organic molecules

Garry MocklerGarry Mockler

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Model compounds of copper proteins.

Chris RichardsonChris Richardson

  • Metal-organic materials and coordination polymers
  • Medicinal chemistry/biomedical nanotechnology
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Catalysis

Dr Gökhan TolunGökhan Tolun

  • Studying bio-nano-machines carrying out processes involving nucleic acids, such as
    • DNA recombination
    • DNA replication
    • DNA repair
    • RNA transcription
  • using the methods
    • Molecular imaging (Electron microscopy)
    • Structural biology (cryo-EM)
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Haibo YuHaibo Yu

  • Development of multiscale simulation methods for complex (bio)molecular and nanoscale systems
  • The thermodynamics and kinetics in protein-DNA recognition
  • Mechanism and regulation in enzyme catalysis


Research Fellows

Poad 80 100Dr Berwyck Poad

  • Multiply charged anions
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Laser spectroscopy
Emeritus Professor

John Bremner 

  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Synthetic heterocyclic chemistry
  • Natural products chemistry 


Last reviewed: 31 July, 2018