Nanoscience and Materials

Nanoscience and Materials

The Nanoscience and Materials Chemistry (NMC) grouping spans the core chemistry topics of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. Research within NMC is highly interdisciplinary and there is a strong focus on functional organic and inorganic materials, renewable and sustainable energy materials, and conducting and magnetic materials. Current key areas include: solar cells; battery materials; supramolecular polymers and hydrogels; nanomaterials; porous materials; hydrogen storage; electrochemical water splitting; strongly correlated materials; single molecule studies and the use of high-pressure to probe structure-property relationships in molecular magnets and metal organic frameworks. Our research programmes involve extensive international collaborations with the US, Japan, Korea, India, China, the Middle East, and throughout Europe. NMC members have strong links and collaborations with the other groupings in the School of Chemistry, across WestCHEM, and throughout the University of Glasgow (Engineering, Physics, CMVLS, GEMRIC) and make extensive use of large scale external facilities.

Our research is supported by a range of funding organisations including: EPSRC, BBSRC, ERC, STFC, The Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust, and industry, with the NMC grouping holding >£6.5M in PI funding. Representative publications include: Nature Chem., 2015, 7, 848; Nature Commun. 2013, 4, 2867; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13980; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 2401; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 6433; Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 6823; Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 6935; J. Mater. Chem. A 2016, 4, 1729; Nanoscale 2014, 6, 172.