I received my BSc/PhD from Newcastle University, was a Welch
Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin, and a postdoctoral
fellow with the late Sir G. Wilkinson at Imperial College, and at
the IRC Durham. Following a further stint at IC, I was awarded a
Leverhulme Fellowship and moved to UEA as a lecturer (1999), Senior
Lecturer (2007) and Reader (2009). I was appointed Professor of
Inorganic Materials in Hull in 2012. I have many links with the Far
East, and have been a Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Institute
of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), The Institute of Chemistry, Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Beijing (ICCAS), Guest Professor at
Sichuan Normal University in
Chengdu, and am currently Guest Professor at Northwest University
in Xi'an http://chem.nwu.edu.cn/teacher.php?id=274.
Research theme and group: Materials
- Coordination chemistry
- Macrocyclic chemistry
My research group uses coordination chemistry to tackle a number
of issues including MOFs for H2/CO2 storage and the use of metal
agents against Cancers.
We are also interested in coordination chemistry of macrocycles,
as well as synthesising new catalysts for olefin polymerization and
biodegradable polymer production.