TG Group

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The Gunnlaugsson Research Group is lead by Professor Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson and is subdivided into three main focus groups (Self-Assembly and 4f-metal Systems, Ru(III)-based Biological Probes and Anion Supramolecular Chemistry)  that work on interconnected strands of the group research projects.

The current group is comprised of 7 post-doctoral fellows, 11 post-graduate students, and a variety of visiting students from other universities as summer interns, final-year undergraduate and Master’s research students. The group has maintained a strong international flavour with members from across the globe, including Iceland, Ireland, Italy UK, France, Portugal, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark and India. 38 post-graduate students have graduated from the research group to date.

Below are provided links to profiles of the various members past and present.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr Oxana Kotova
Dr Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju
Dr Dawn Barry
Dr Niamh Murray
Dr Adam Henwood
Dr. Savyasachi “Sachi” AJ
Dr. Sam Bradberry

Postgraduate Researchers

Anna Aletti
Amy Lynes
Elena de Calatrava Pérez (joint with Dr. Eoin Scanlan)
Dermot Gillen
Sandra Estalayo Adrián
Hannah Dalton
Isabel Hegarty
Bruno D’Agostino
Emanuele Cappello
Jason Delente
June Lovitt

Visiting Researcher

Visiting Students


Former members

Several Postdoctoral Fellows have secured permanent academic faculty positions within Europe, Australia and India including Professor Susan Quinn (University College Dublin, Ireland), Associate Professor Fred Pfeffer (Deakin University, Australia), Senior Lecturer Dr. Sally Plush (University of South Australia, Australia), Lecturer Dr Jon Kitchen (University of Southampton, UK) and Lecturer Dr Chris Hawes (Keele University, UK). Four former post-doctoral fellows have gone on to become fellows at the CNRS, France. Many have embarked upon industrial careers in companies such as Intel, Pfizer, Roche, Bristol-Myer Squibb, GeneMedix plc, Henkel Ltd, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Akzo Nobel, and GE-Healthcare.

Three former PhD students have also secured permanent academic positions to date: Associate Professor Raman Parkesh (CSIR Institute of Microbial Technology, India), Lecturer Dr Robert Elmes (University of Maynooth, Ireland) and CNRS Fellow Dr Jennifer Molloy (University of Grenoble, France).

Former Visiting Students:

Luis Miguel Gonzalez Barcia
Niklas Klangwart
Celine Ruijs
June Lovitt (now completing PhD in the TG Group)
Marcel Klein-Hitpaß (now completing PhD at ‎Universität Duisburg-Essen)
Francesca Pancotti
Charlyne Dabadie
Anaïs Chalard (now completing PhD CRNS, Toulouse)
Agostino Galanti (now completing PhD, Strasbourg)
Devis Montroni (now completing PhD, Bologna)