Congratulations Doctors!

On the occasion of the Summer Commencements for the College, Dermot, Sandra and Elena have been conferred for their PhD degrees, becoming Dr. Dermot Gillen, Dr. Sandra Estalayo and Dr. Elena de Calatrava Perez!
This achievement represents the final milestone of their PhD courses, which led them to their theses as well, respectively titled “Solution-state Anion Binding Studies of Urea- and Amide-based Hydrogen-bonding Receptors for the Design of Supramolecular Assemblies“, “Photophysical and Biological Profiling of Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl Complex-based Systems” and “The Synthesis, Photophysical and Biological valuation of Glycosylated Naphthalimides for Medicinal and Material Applications”, works extremely valuable for the TG group.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The whole group congratulates the newly appointed doctors and wishes all the best for their future careers and lives. Great job!

Goodbye Irene!

The TG group wishes all the best to Irene de la Iglesia del Pino, who leaves the group after almost 9 months with us. Over these months as Erasmus student, she worked, for her Bachelor thesis on a project titled “Synthesis of multi(thio)urea compounds and their supramolecular chemistry”, which continues from the ideas and achievements of Dr. Anna Aletti and  Dr. Dermot Gillen (almost officially).

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Irene will now go back to sunny Spain, where she will complete her Bachelor degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Once again we want to thank Irene for being part of the group this year and we wish her all the best for her future. Farewell, Irene!

Jason and Emanuele present their works at the Third Year Talks

UCD hosted the annual third year talks on Tuesday 28th May, so Jason and Emanuele had the chance of presenting their work. The event, sponsored by Eli Lilly, involved a total 42 students from TCD, UCD and DIT who presented their research in the Health Science Centre of the UCD campus.

Jason, who was assigned in the first morning session in the Coordination Chemistry, talked about his studies on terpyridine-based systems aggregation and emission properties, while Emanuele gave a quick talk about the properties of his tripodal BTA-based systems.

We want to congratulate with all the students that partecipated and gave interesting talks, starting from Jason and Emanuele!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Anna’s Paper featured JOC webpage

It is an incredible time of the year for Doctor Anna Aletti! After her graduation ceremony, in fact, we are delighted to report another great news about her. Anna’s paper, published on the Journal of Organic Chemistry  (J. Org. Chem., 2019, 84 (7), pp 4221–4228; DOI:10.1021/acs.joc.9b00219) was featured on their webpage. The work, entitled “Halide-Controlled Extending–Shrinking Motion of a Covalent Cage” was a collaborative project that was headed up by Anna’s former mentor at Department of Chemistry, University of Pavia, Professor Valeria Amendola and was part of Anna’s PhD thesis here in TCD.

Abstract Image

Way to go Anna, once again, congratulations!

Dr. Anna Aletti and Dr. Amy Lynes Graduate

As part of the Spring Commencements at Trinity College Dublin, two students from the TG group were conferred their PhD degrees in the Public Theatre: Anna Aletti and Amy Lynes, who are now Dr. Aletti and Dr. Lynes! Their theses, titled “Anion-Templated Self-Assembly – From Anion Complexes to the Formation of Supramolecular 2D Networks” and “Supramolecular soft materials and structural studies of a series of BTA and pyridine-dicarboxamide derivatives with various d-metal ions”, respectively, have been a great contribution to the TG group research.

We wish to congratulate them for this brilliant achievement, hoping that it will be a stepping stone for long and successful careers in chemistry! Well done!

Thorri, Bruno and Emanuele attending the “Italian Research Day 2019 //Everyday chemistry”

Thorri, Bruno and Emanuele will attend the “Italian Research Day 2019” event organized by the Italian Instistute of Culture and sponsored by Darta Savings, giving short talks about how chemistry is important in everyday life.


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The event, which will take place in the IIC, will be open to the public and will be on Tuesday 9th of April. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Dermot Gillen succesfully defends his PhD Thesis

Just one day after Sandra’s viva, the group once again congratulates Dermot for defending his PhD thesis, titled “Solution-state Anion Binding Studies of Urea- and Amide-based Hydrogen-bonding Receptors for the Design of Supramolecular Assemblies“, which was examinated by Prof. Scott Cockroft from the University of Edinburgh.
Dermot’s has been an very long-term part of the TG Group, joining at first for a Summer Project and then returning for his PhD, which was funded by the Irish Research Council. After the conclusion of the examination, Dermot joined Thorri and Prof. Cockroft for lunch, as per custom of the group and afterwards they returned to the TBSI where the group awaited for a small celebration.
The group wholeheartedly wishes Dermot best of luck for his future, which we are sure will be shining and full of achievements. All the best!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.