Research

Chemistry

Abbott - Medicinal chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry

Our group use synthetic organic chemistry to make novel compounds for treatment and prevention of disease.


Barnard - Synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry

Our group specializes in small molecule organic and inorganic synthesis for the generation and characterization of new compounds.


Dutton - Organic, organometallic and inorganic chemistry from synthetic and theoretical perspectives

Our group examines the fundamental chemistry of a wide variety of systems (literally spanning the periodic table from beryllium to iodine) using both synthetic and computational approaches.


Ennis - Spectroscopy of planetary and interstellar environments

Our group studies molecules and chemical reactions observed throughout our Solar System and beyond into interstellar space.


Fairlie - Apoptosis, autophagy, cancer, drug development and peptides

Our group use a combination of biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology and medicinal chemistry approaches to understand the precise molecular mechanisms that control apoptosis.


Hinds - Protein structure and interactions

I use Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to investigate protein structure, function and dynamics.


Hogan - Electrochemistry, photochemistry, chemical sensing and biosensing

Our group conducts a range of both fundamental and applied research to expand the bounds of analytical science.


Lee - Apoptosis, autophagy, cancer, cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, drug discovery

Our group examines the molecular mechanisms underlying cell fate decisions dictated by the processes of apoptosis and autophagy.


Mechler - Bioinspired self-assembling nanostructures

Our group studies the principles of self-assembly in lipid membranes, peptide fibrillogenezis and peptide-membrane interactions.


Potter - Analytical and environmental chemistry

Our group prepare Polymer Inclusion Membranes (PIMs) and polymer-based microspheres for use as small-scale chemical reactors and sensors for biological, environmental and industrial applications.


Robertson - Optical spectroscopy of atmospheric and biological molecules

Our group exploit powerful light sources to study molecules relevant to pharmaceutics, atmospheric and aerosol chemistry, and even the interstellar medium.


Smith - Modelling molecular interactions

Our group use quantum-mechanical methods to understand enzyme mechanism, molecular mechanical methods to explore the dynamics of proteins, and a variety of tools to predict how molecules interact.


Wilson - Computational chemistry and quantum chemistry

Our group carries out research with the use of state-of-the-art computational quantum chemistry methods; using computers to solve chemical and biochemical problems.


Physics

Abbey - Coherent X-ray science and materials characterisation

Our group combines elements of optics, nanofabrication, synchrotron science and X-ray Free Electron Lasers, to develop new approaches to imaging materials and structures at the atomic, molecular and cellular level.


Brack - Surface modification and characterisation of advanced materials

Our research focuses on creating, understanding and controlling materials at the nanometer scale.


Hoxley - Biosensing applications of wide bandgap semiconductors

I study the surfaces of semiconductor crystals, particularly diamond, and how they react to the world around and within us.


Kou - Bio-imaging and bio-photonics, optical micro- and nano-scopy, and biomedical instrumentation

Our group explores the complex mechanisms behind cellular and sub-cellular events and processes. We also seek to develop novel bio-imaging modalities and instrumentation for new diagnostic and therapeutic tools.


Pakes - Quantum materials for electronics, spintronics and biosensing

Our group studies the functionalisation of technologically-interesting materials such as diamond, graphene, silicon and organic semiconductors via the chemical modification of the surface and surface transfer doping.


Pigram - Interactions at surfaces

Our group focuses on creating, understanding and controlling materials at the nanometer scale. We explore chemical and molecular properties and processes at surfaces and at interfaces.


Qi - Nanophysics and quantum materials

Our group focuses on creating, understanding, and controlling the surfaces and interfaces of functional materials at molecular scale to develop new technologies and material platforms for next-generation devices.


Tran - Interactions of X-rays with matter, optical coherence and X-ray imaging

Our group researches various forms of propagation-based X-ray imaging, and are developing quantitative full field imaging techniques using polychromatic X-ray sources.


van Riessen - Experimental condensed matter and materials physics, and coherent X-ray imaging development

Our group develops novel methods of probing condensed matter and material properties using coherent X-ray imaging methods, electron spectroscopy, and nanofabricated devices.