Today several members of the Gunnlaugsson group attended the Irish Regional meeting for the RSC Organic Division at Queen’s University Belfast. Thorri presented some of the topics of the group in his talk, “Application of supramolecular recognition in synthesis and self-assembly formations” and Adam presented a poster about his previous work in St Andrews.
Recent statistics show that research from the Gunnlaugsson Group published in RSC journals is gaining attention as Prof Gunnlaugsson is in the top 10% of cited authors in the General Chemistry portfolio of these journals. The highlights of recent attention-gaining articles included “Self-assembly formation of mechanically interlocked - and  catenanes using lanthanide ion [Eu(III)] templation and ring closing metathesis reactions” by Dr Christophe Lincheneau et al. in Chemical Communications, which has been cited 18 times since 2014 and downloaded 1167 times. Also listed was the comprehensive review article of the supramolecular and coordination chemistry of 2,6-bis(1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine (btp) ligands by Dr Joseph Byrne et al. published in Chemical Society Reviews, which has been cited 18 times since publication and downloaded 1237 times, according to the RSC’s download records up to February 2016.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition recently featured an article highlighting Thorri’s recent award of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland‘s Annual Award for Chemistry.
“Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson (University of Dublin, Trinity College) has been awarded the 2014 Annual Award for Chemistry by the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland,” the article announces. “Gunnlaugsson’s research involves organic and inorganic supramolecular chemistry and also medicinal chemistry. He has reported in Angewandte Chemie on lanthanide-functionalized gold nanoparticles, and in Chemistry—A European Journal on chiral luminescent supramolecular structures.”