The group’s interest in self-assembly falls under two categories of research: urea gelators (work which is strongly linked to the anion chemistry projects) and lanthanide coordination chemistry.
Functional molecular bundles
Triple-stranded dimetallic helicates & other higher order structures
Interlocked Architectures & Mechanically Functional Assemblies
Luminescent Polymer Materials & other Soft Matter
Cyclen-based f-metal complexes
These projects have been funded by SFI (RFP and IN.I grants) and IRCSET Postgraduate Fellowships.