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Research project

EP/G027986/1 - Reagent-Free Flow Chemistry - R Whitby


Lead researcher

Professor Richard Whitby

Professor of Chemistry

Research interests

  • Synthesis, properties and application of atomic and molecular endofullerenes.
  • The use of flow chemistry for the rapid acquisition of mechanistic and process information.
  • The synthesis of polyaromatic molecules for optoelectronic applications.
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Other researchers

Professor Xunli Zhang PhD, DIC, FRSC, CChem, CEng

Head of Department-Chemical Engineerg

Research interests

  • Xunli’s key expertise lies in the area of microfluidics technology from design and fabrication of microfluidic devices, through the development of in-situ monitoring methods for bio/chemical processes, to microfluidic modelling, microsystems integration and automation. The application is largely associated with biomedical challenges like patient specific design of microfluidic devices for cancer treatment, rapid diagnosis, and tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The continuous flow reactors have been used for the synthesis of a range of nanoparticles, both organic and inorganic, for application in drug delivery and energy saving. The technologies developed in his research have also found great potential for industrial applications through a variety of industrial collaborations. 
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Professor David Harrowven

Professor of Chemistry
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Thomas Durand, Cyril Henry, David Bolien, David C. Harrowven, Sally Bloodworth, Xavier Franck & Richard J. Whitby, 2015, Chemical Engineering Journal, 1(1), 82-89
Type: article
Cyril Henry, David Bolien, Bogdan Ibanescu, Sally Bloodworth, David C. Harrowven, Xunli Zhang, Andy Craven, Helen F. Sneddon & Richard J. Whitby, 2015, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015(7), 1491-1499
Type: article
Anastassiya Pagnoux-Ozherelyeva, David Bolien, Sylvain Gaillard, Flavie Peudru, Jean-François Lohier, Richard J. Whitby & Jean-Luc Renaud, 2014, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 774, 35-42
Type: article
Type: thesis
Mélanie Hamon, Niall Dickinson, Alice Devineau, David Bolien, Marie-José Tranchant, Catherine Taillier, Ivan Jabin, David Harrowven, Richard Whitby, A. Ganesan & Vincent Dalla, 2014, Journal of Organic Chemistry, 79(5), 1900-1912
Type: article