The University of Southampton
Chemistry

Projects

Our staff have a vast range of research interests. Many of our projects are multidisciplinary and are carried out in collaboration with other research groups and disciplines.

ProjectResearch Group
ADEPT - Advanced Devices by ElectroPlaTingElectrochemistry,
Functional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Anti-cancer therapeuticsMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Attard: Artificial complex chemistries: experimental systems that span the animate-inanimate divideChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Attard: Biologically Active Amphiphiles
Attard: Complex synthetic multicellular structures as novel devices and model systems.Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Attard: Data-driven approaches to the systems biology of lipid biosynthesisChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Attard: Mapping the effects of molecular crowding and reduced dimensionality of complex reaction networksChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Attard: New Adjuvants For Synthetic Vaccines
Attard: Physical Properties Of Biomembranes And Their Roles In Modulating The Activity Of Membrane Proteins
Attard: RNA and peptide foundries: developing novel integrated semi-biotic devicesChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Attard: Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials In Liquid Crystalline Phases
Attard: Theoretical Studies Of Biological Processes: Modelling Of Robustness And Control In Membrane Lipid Biosynthetic Pathways
Attard: Theoretical Studies Of Biological Processes: Modelling Of The Class I Immune Response Pathway
Attard: Theoretical Studies Of Biological Processes: Studies Of The Origins And Implications Of Language-Like Features In Junk DNA
Bartlett & Nandhakumar: Nanostructured MaterialsElectrochemistry,
Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Bartlett & Russell: Surface Enhanced Raman SpectroscopyElectrochemistry
Bartlett, Hector, Levason and Reid: Phase Change Memory Materials via Non-Aqueous ElectrodepositionMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Bartlett: Bioelectrochemistry and BiosensorsElectrochemistry
Bartlett: Electrodeposition in Supercritical FluidsElectrochemistry
Bartlett: Self AssemblyElectrochemistry
Birkin: Hydrodynamic Modulated Voltammetry (HMV)Electrochemistry
Birkin: Luminescence and High speed ImagingElectrochemistry
Birkin: Single Bubble SonoluminescenceElectrochemistry
Birkin: Surface Erosion/CorrosionElectrochemistry
Birkin: Surface WavesElectrochemistry
Bradshaw: BIOMOF Biomineral-inspired growth and processing of metal-organic frameworksFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Carravetta: Solid state NMR under cryogenic conditionsMagnetic Resonance
Day: Computer-guided design and discovery of molecular materialsComputational Systems Chemistry,
Molecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Denuault: Electrochemical sensors for OceanographyElectrochemistry
Denuault: MicroelectrodesElectrochemistry
Denuault: Modelling Electrochemical ProcessesElectrochemistry
Denuault: Nanostructured microelectrodesElectrochemistry
Denuault: Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM)Electrochemistry
Dyke: Photoionisation Studies of Reactive Intermediates with Synchrotron RadiationComputational Systems Chemistry
Dyke: Simulation of Electronic and Photoelectron Spectra of Reactive IntermediatesComputational Systems Chemistry
Dyke: Studies of Reactions of Atmospheric Importance; Characterisation of Intermediates and Measurement of Rate Constants and Branching RatiosComputational Systems Chemistry
Dyke: Use of High Temperature Photoelectron Spectroscopy to study the decomposition of Organic Azides and other High Energy Density MaterialsComputational Systems Chemistry
Essex: Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics and EducationComputational Systems Chemistry
Essex: The simulation of biological membranesComputational Systems Chemistry
Essex: The simulation of protein-ligand systemsComputational Systems Chemistry
Essex: The simulation of rare conformational change events in proteinsComputational Systems Chemistry
Evans: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Organometallic ChemistryFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Evans: High throughput in situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy for materials characterisationFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Evans: In situ X-ray absorption spectroscopy for materials and catalyst characterisationFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Evans: Mechanisms of homogeneous catalysis reactionsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Extending the boundaries of nucleic acid chemistryMolecular and Cellular Biosciences
FacilitiesCharacterisation and Analytics
Flow ElectrosynthesisOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Frey: End-to-End Digital Support for Chemical Research e-Science ProjectComputational Systems Chemistry
Frey: IT as a UtilityComputational Systems Chemistry
Frey: Laser spectroscopy Computational Systems Chemistry
Frey: Ultrafast nanscale x–ray scattering Computational Systems Chemistry
Gale: Binding, deprotonation and CO2Molecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Gale: Calix[4]pyrrole: an old yet new ion pair receptorMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Gale: Hydrogen bonding receptors for guest bindingFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Gale: Membrane Transporters for AnionsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Garcia-Araez: A new method of lithium production and recyclingElectrochemistry
Garcia-Araez: Fundamental development of Li-O2 and Li-S batteriesElectrochemistry
Grossel: Biological applications of polymersOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Grossel: New Crystal Engineering SynthonsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Grossel: New materials for Optoelectronics ApplicationsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Grossel: Supramolecular Approaches to Cryogenic NMR Relaxation AgentsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: Chemistry Without ReagentsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: First Total Synthesis of 1-DesoxyhypnophilinOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: Radical ReactionsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: Synthesis of Combretastatin A-4 and Related AnaloguesOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: Synthesis of Medium-Sized Rings, Biaryls and TriarylsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: Synthesis of the Aplysin Family of Natural ProductsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: Total Syntheses of (–)-Colombiasin A and (–)-Elisapterosin BOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: Total SynthesisOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Harrowven: Total Synthesis of Cavicularin and Riccardin CMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Harrowven: Total Synthesis of ToddaquinolineOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Hayden: High Throughput Synthesis and Screening of ElectrocatalystsElectrochemistry
Hayden: High Throughput Synthesis and Screening of Hydrogen Storage AlloysElectrochemistry
Hayden: HT Screening of Corrosion Resistant MaterialsElectrochemistry
Hayden: HT Screening of Functional OxidesElectrochemistry
Hayden: Physical Vapour Deposition for the High Throughput Synthesis of Solid State Material Libraries.Electrochemistry
Hayden: Surface ElectrochemistryElectrochemistry
Hayden: Surface Science Model Heterogeneous CatalysisElectrochemistry
Hector: Catalysis with metal nitridesElectrochemistry
Hector: Charge Storage with Metal NitridesElectrochemistry
Hector: Metal nitride nanoparticlesElectrochemistry
Hector: Micro- and nano-structured thin film materialsElectrochemistry
Hector: Precursor chemistry for materials depositionElectrochemistry
Hector: Sol-gel chemistry to nitride materialsElectrochemistry
High-Throughput ElectrochemistryMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Innovative Synthesis, Culture and Entrepreneurship in Chemistry (ISCE-Chem)Organic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow,
Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Khalid: Designing BiosensorsComputational Systems Chemistry
Khalid: Self Assembly of DNA-lipid complexes for gene therapyComputational Systems Chemistry
Khalid: Transport mechanisms in bacteria: AutotransportersComputational Systems Chemistry
Kitchen: Luminescent surface attached lanthanide complexes: towards new mono-layer sensing devices and smart surfacesFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Kuprov: Decoherence-free subspaces in large quantum spin systemsComputational Systems Chemistry
Kuprov: Highly efficient quantum spin dynamics simulation algorithmsComputational Systems Chemistry
Levason: Chemistry of Bi- and Polydentate Antimony and Bismuth LigandsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Levason: Coordination Chemistry of Early Transition Metals and LanthanidesFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Levason: Coordination Chemistry of Main Group ElementsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Levason: Coordination chemistry of metal and non-metal fluoridesFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Levason: Multidentate and Macrocyclic Selenoether and Telluroether ChemistryFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Levitt: Cryogenic Nuclear Magnetic ResonanceMagnetic Resonance
Levitt: Long-lived Nuclear Singlet StatesMagnetic Resonance
Levitt: Molecular Structure Determination by Solid-State NMRMagnetic Resonance
Levitt: Solid-State NMR of RhodopsinMagnetic Resonance
Lewis acid mediated cyclisations of methylenecyclopropane derivativesMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Light: Automation of Single Crystal DiffractionMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Linclau: Polyfluorinated CarbohydratesOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Linclau: The influence of fluorination on hydrogen bonding properties of functional groupsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Linclau: The Influence of Fluorination on LipophilicityOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Linclau: The synthesis of luminacin DOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Linclau:Intramolecular hydrogen bonding between organofluorine and alcoholsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Luckhurst: Field-induced Director Dynamics in NematicsComputational Systems Chemistry
Luckhurst: Flexoelectric Behaviour of Liquid Crystal DimersComputational Systems Chemistry
Luckhurst: Thermotropic Biaxial Nematic Liquid CrystalsComputational Systems Chemistry
Macrobicyclic ReceptorsMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Mahajan: Multimodal Label-Free Imaging for Stem Cell Plasticity and Skeletal RegenerationChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Mahajan: Next Generation Label-Free Chemical Nanoscopy for Biomedical ApplicationsChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Mahajan: Tracking molecules inside cells using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopyChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Metal Oxo-Mediated Methodology: Oxidative Cyclisation of 1,5-dienesOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Methylenecyclopropane Derivatives Molecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Molecular electronicsMolecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Nandhakumar & Whitby: Molecular Electronics and Neural Networks Organic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow,
Electrochemistry
Nandhakumar: Characterization of nano-scale materials using carbon nanotubesElectrochemistry
Nandhakumar: Fabrication of nano-scale materialsElectrochemistry
Optimal design of experiments for second harmonic generation in chemistry
Owen: Fabrication methods for 3D batteriesElectrochemistry
Owen: High throughput discovery of electrochemical materials for energy conversion and storageElectrochemistry
Owen: Nanostructured Electrode materials for batteries and supercapacitorsElectrochemistry
Oxidative Cyclisation: Total Syntheses of AcetogeninsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Pletcher: Batteries for large scale energy storageElectrochemistry
Pletcher: Effluent and Water TreatmentElectrochemistry
Pletcher: Electrocatalysis and Fuel CellsElectrochemistry
Raja: Bioinspired Solid Catalysts for Sustainable OxidationsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Carbon Dioxide Activation and FunctionalisationFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Carbon dioxide storage and utilisationFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Design Approach in Heterogeneous OrganocatalysisFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Engineering Active Sites for Enhancing Catalytic SynergyFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Functionalised hierarchical architectures:Functional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Hybrid catalysts for biomass conversions to selective chemical intermediatesFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Hydrogen generation via photocatalytic oxidation of waterFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Ionic-liquid metal-oxide hybridsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Multifunctional and hierarchical architecturesFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Multifunctional hierarchical architectures for biodiesel productionFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Multifunctional NanoparticlesFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Photocatalysis for Hydrogen generationFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Renewable marine energy and maritime engineeringFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Sustainable Catalysis for Renewable Energy ApplicationsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Raja: Sustainable nanocompositesFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Development and utilisation of sulfimide derivatised macrocyclic systemsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Electrodeposition of Semiconducting Chalcogenides from Unusual MediaFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Main Group coordination chemistryFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Metal Fluoride Coordination ChemistryFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Multidentate and macrocyclic organoselenium and -tellurium ligandsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Organo-antimony and -bismuth chemistryFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Sb- and Bi-Containing Polydentates & MacrocyclesFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: s-Block complexes with soft donor ligandsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Selective Chemical Vapour Deposition of Chalcogenide SemiconductorsFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Reid: Thioether ligand chemistryFunctional Inorganic, Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry
Rios: Asymmetric Organocatalytic methodologiesOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Rios: Asymmetric Synthesis of Natural Products and PharmaceuticalsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Rios: Design of new catalystsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Rios: Organocascade ReactionsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Rios: Synergistic catalysisOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Rios: Synthesis of Fluorinated CompoundsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Roach: DNA MethyltransferasesChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Roach: Encoded Suspension Microparticle ArraysChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Roach: Radical AdoMet ProteinsChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Roach: ReceptronicsChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Russell: Electrocatalysts for PEM and Direct Methanol Fuel CellsElectrochemistry
Russell: Establishing structure-property relationships for bimetallic oxygen reduction electrocatalysts for PEM fuel cellsElectrochemistry
Russell: In situ (operando) structural characterisation of electrocatalystsElectrochemistry
Russell: Infrared at Surfaces: RAIRS and SEIRASElectrochemistry
Russell: Non-platinum electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolutionElectrochemistry
Russell: Oxygen electrocatalysisElectrochemistry
Russell: Surface Enhanced Raman SpectroscopyElectrochemistry
Russell: Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for the study of the electrode/electrolyte interfaceElectrochemistry
Russell: X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Catalysts and ElectrocatalystsElectrochemistry
Skylaris: Biological SimulationsComputational Systems Chemistry
Skylaris: Simulations of nanostructuresComputational Systems Chemistry
Skylaris: Theory and method development for first principles quantum mechanical calculationsComputational Systems Chemistry
Solid-Phase Organic SynthesisOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Stulz: DNA as supramolecular scaffold for porphyrin arraysChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Stulz: Electronic wiresMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Supramolecular models for quantification of biological interactionsMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Switchable anion receptorsMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Tavassoli: Cancer ResearchChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Tavassoli: HIV ResearchChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Tavassoli: Synthetic BiologyChemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Tweezer receptors and a combinatorial approach to peptide receptorsMolecular Assembly, Function and Structure
Whitby: Asymmetric Synthesis - Novel chiral transition metal complexesOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow,
Chemical Biology, Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Whitby: Insertion of carbenoids into organozirconocene chloridesOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Whitby: Insertion of carbenoids into zirconacyclesOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Whitby: Invention of new transition metal catalysed reactionsOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Whitby: Natural product synthesis using zirconium chemistryOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Whitby: Organic synthesis using transition metal chemistryOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow
Whitby: Synthesis of Bioactive compounds: Ligands for Nuclear Receptors and Neuroactive aminesOrganic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow

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