Tony D Keene
- Primary position:
- Marie Curie Research Fellow
Tony Keene graduated with a BSc.(Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Southampton in 2002. His PhD studies were under the direction of Dr Daniel Price, initially at Southampton and then moving to the University of Glasgow, from which he obtained his PhD in 2007 in the area of magnetic coordination polymers. Following this, he moved to the University of Bern in 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Silvio Decurtins, researching a wide range of magnetochemical systems and investigating multifunctional layered materials. In 2009, he began work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Sydney with Prof. Cameron Kepert in the area of multifunctional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), followed by a move in 2011 to the University of Adelaide to research porous MOFs.
He returned to Southampton in 2012 as a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow for a two-year research project into multifunctional magnetic frameworks.
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
My research focuses on magnetic interactions in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), both as an intrinsic interest into the fundamental properties of magnetochemistry and also into using magnetic properties as a probe for other phenomena in MOFs. A major component of this research is the rational design and engineering of MOF architectures to provide the conditions required for the desired magnetic behaviour expected from the framework.
An offshoot of MOF research is in the separation of insoluble materials – chromatography, distillation and recrystallisation are rarely your friends in this field, so I have investigated various methods of separating solid mixtures, drawing on techniques from archaeology, chemical industry and the distant past in order to produce pure materials for characterisation
Primary research group: Molecular Assembly, Function and Structure
I am teaching a component of CHEM6106 ‘Functional Frameworks and Porous Materials’ with Dr Darren Bradshaw, covering molecular magnetism and separation techniques.
Dr Tony D Keene
University of Southampton
Room Number: 27/3035