Dr Mark Murrie

  • Reader (Chemistry)

telephone: 01413304486
email: Mark.Murrie@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

More details are available on the  website of the Mark Murrie group.

Current magnetic materials are made using a 'top-down' approach. However, these magnetic grains cannot continue to decrease in size indefinitely and new magnetic materials must be developed. If the bit size is to decrease further towards a few nanometres, we move into the realm of magnetic molecules and the possibility of information storage and processing at the molecular level. Our research involves the synthesis and characterisation of new molecular magnetic and nanomagnetic materials, with an ever-growing list of potential applications.

Publication Highlights


Selected publications


Research Grant Income

  • 2013-2016, EPSRC EP/K033662/1, EP/K033646/1 & EP/K033549/1 (£1.2M)
    Pressure-Tuning Interactions in Molecule-Based Magnets
    M. Murrie (CoI, Glasgow PI), S. Parsons, S. Moggach, M. Probert, E. K. Brechin, K. V. Kamenev
  • 2012-2015, EPSRC EP/J018147/1 (£342k)
    Mapping magnetic anisotropy: rational design of high-blocking temperature nanomagnets
    M. Murrie (PI)
  • 2011-2014, EPSRC EP/I027203/1 (£348k)
    Atom-by-atom control for the targeted chemical synthesis of heterometallic molecular nanomagnets
    M. Murrie (PI)
  • 2010-2014, EPSRC EP/H024107/1 (£3.1M)
    Molecular-Metal-Oxide-nanoelectronicS (M-MOS): Achieving the Molecular Limit
    D. R. S. Cumming, D. J. Paul, G. Cooke, D. A. MacLaren, M. Murrie (CoI), A. M. A. Asenov, J. McGrady, L. Cronin
  • 2005-2008, EPSRC EP/D503752/1, EP/D503744/1 (£664k pre-FEC)
    The effect of high pressure on single-molecule magnets
    M. Murrie (CoI, Glasgow PI), S. Parsons, A. Harrison, D. R. Allan, E. K. Brechin, K. V. Kamenev
  • 2005-2008, EPSRC EP/C520602/1 (£110k, pre-FEC)
    Raising the blocking temperature of single-molecule magnets (SMMs) by stepwise self-assembly: towards supra-SMMs
    M. Murrie (PI)


The Group comprises:

  • Dr Mark Murrie, Molecular Magnetism Group Leader
  • Dr Joseph Sharples, PDRA since 2015
  • Dr Katie Marriott, PDRA since 2013
  • Dr Gavin Craig, PDRA since 2013
  • Fraser Kettles, PhD student since January 2012
  • María José Heras Ojea, PhD student since November 2013


Teaching & Admin

  • School Quality Officer
  • Inorganic Examinations Officer
  • Deputy Class Head for Level-4
  • Coordination Chemistry Level-3
  • Molecular Magnetism Level-4 and PG

Additional information


PhD (Manchester), FRSC, FHEA

Selected Talks

  • 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference, Ottawa (2015)
  • The 14th International Conference on Molecule-Based Magnets, St Petersburg (2014)
  • The 5th Workshop on Current Trends in Molecular and Nanoscale Magnetism, Cyprus (2014)
  • Florida State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2014)
  • University of Florida, Department of Chemistry (2014)
  • The University of Karlsruhe, KIT / Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (2012)
  • The 3rd European Conference on Molecular Magnetism, Paris (2011)
  • 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference, Montréal (2011)
  • RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (2011)
  • University of Copenhagen, Inorganic Chemistry Department (2011)
  • The University of Barcelona, Inorganic Chemistry Department (2011)
  • 92nd Canadian Chemistry Conference, Hamilton (2009)