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Professor Stephen M Goldup PhD

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Prof Steve Goldup joined Chemistry at the University of Southampton as Associate Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry and Royal Society Research Fellow in 2014. The Goldup Group investigate the synthesis and applications of rotaxanes as catalysts, sensors and materials.

We are fascinated by the way that linking molecules together using mechanical bonds can lead to new properties and applications

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Steve obtained an MChem degree from the University of Oxford where he began his research career with a Part II project in the group of Sir Prof. Jack Baldwin. He continued his research training with a PhD in natural product synthesis under the supervision of Prof. Tony Barrett before shifting focus to apply his synthetic skills to the realisation of mechanically interlocked non-natural products during post-doctoral work with Prof. David Leigh at the University of Edinburgh where in 2007 he was appointed as Fixed Term Lecturer in Organic Chemistry. In 2008 he moved to Queen Mary with the award of a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and in October 2009 he was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. In October 2014 the group moved to the University of Southampton where Steve took up the position of Associate Professor. Research in the Goldup Group focusses on the synthesis of novel mechanically interlocked molecules and their application as sensors, catalysts and materials.

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Our general research focus is on the synthesis and applications of mechanically interlocked molecules such as rotaxanes (an example of which is shown in the centre on the right) and catenanes. These challenging molecules have been shown to have potential applications in catalysis, drug delivery, electronic materials and sensing. We also investigate new synthetic methods and the underlying mechanism of organic reactions in order to develop molecular machines which carry out synthetic tasks to produce novel materials that are extremely hard to access in other ways - a trick we know can be used to great effect as many such devices are found in living cells!

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Marzia Galli

Mathieu Denis

Florian Modicom

Zhang Zhi Hui

 

 

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Functional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry

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Professor Stephen M Goldup
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Telephone:(023) 8059 6762
Email:S.Goldup@soton.ac.uk


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