Functional Molecules and Assemblies

We design, prepare and study molecules and assemblies across length scales with a highly interdisciplinary ethos, with research spanning the core topics of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, supported by strong collaborations across physics, engineering, and the life sciences.

Our research is underpinned by the desire to drive materials towards application by programmable inclusion of specific functionality and fundamental studies of the resulting properties. Our advanced materials find application in Healthcare Technologies, such as nanoscale drug delivery vectors, fluorescent biosensor arrays, single-biomolecule detection, and regenerative cell growth supports, in Quantum Technologies, such as single molecule magnets and qubits, and in Energy, covering nuclear waste remediation, carbon capture and storage, and green energy materials.