Cemeg Organig Ffisegol

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the pharmaceuticals and fine chemical sectors, teaching, biomedical research fields, research and managerial roles in general manufacturing industry (eg food, cosmetics, petrochemical etc).

The School of Chemistry has developed a particular strength in Physical Organic Chemistry, with a research group dedicated to this exciting area of study. As part of the Chemistry (PhD/MPhil) programme, students can conduct their research within this group.

The Physical Organic Chemistry Centre is housed in state-of-the-art laboratories (built in 2007) within the School of Chemistry. The topics being investigated are extremely wide ranging, stretching from the development of new methods for catalysing reactions, through the development of better understanding of organic reactions in aqueous solutions, to the development of biosensors and the directed assembly of functional multicomponent systems. Underpinning this breadth of applications is the detailed, quantitative understanding of the fundamental properties and reactions and interactions of organic molecules.

The techniques used in the research are as widely varying as the topics being studied. Theoretical methods include electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics simulations, integration of complex kinetic equations, and development of data analysis software. In the laboratory, the research may involve organic synthesis, biophysical studies (incuding for example  titration calorimetry, UV-visible, circular dichroism, infrared and NMR spectroscopy) and HPLC. MPhil and PhD students involved in this work can expect to receive a broad and interdisciplinary training that is highly marketable in a wide variety of chemistry-related careers.

Nodweddion unigryw

  • Research in physical organic chemistry offers a unique combination of physical and (synthetic) organic chemistry, in combination with applied mathematics for data analysis.
  • Strong  interdisciplinary collaborations support projects across traditional subject divisions.
  • The laboratories of the EPSRC-funded Physical Organic Chemistry Centre were opened in 2007.
  • Extensive  collaborations internationally including with groups in Europe, Japan and the United States; a number of projects allow placements abroad.
  • The Physical Organic Chemistry Centre maintains very strong ties with other Physical Organic Chemistry groups in the UK and worldwide.

Cyswllt

Cyswllt/Cysylltiadau Gweinyddol

Dr Ben Ward

Administrative contact

The Physical Organic Chemistry Centre is housed in state-of-the-art laboratories (built in 2007) within the School of Chemistry. The topics being investigated are extremely wide ranging, stretching from the development of new methods for catalysing reactions, through the development of better understanding of organic reactions in aqueous solutions, to the development of biosensors and the directed assembly of functional multicomponent systems. Underpinning this breadth of applications is the detailed, quantitative understanding of the fundamental properties and reactions and interactions of organic molecules.

The techniques used in the research are as widely varying as the topics being studied. Theoretical methods include electronic structure theory, molecular dynamics simulations, integration of complex kinetic equations, and development of data analysis software. In the laboratory, the research may involve organic synthesis, biophysical studies (including for example titration calorimetry, UV-visible, circular dichroism, infrared and NMR spectroscopy) and HPLC. MPhil and PhD students involved in this work can expect to receive a broad and interdisciplinary training that is highly marketable in a wide variety of chemistry-related careers.

Available research specialisations within this area:

  • Fundamental  studies of kinetics and dynamics of organic reactions.
  • Design  and synthesis of sequence-specific DNA biosensors.
  • Study  of reaction mechanisms of homogeneous catalysts
  • Directed  assembly of functional multicomponent nanostructures
  • Racemisation  of drug-like chiral centres
  • Mechanistic  studies of nanoparticle catalysis

Prosiectau

Bob blwyddyn mae’r Ysgol Cemeg yn croesawu ymgeiswyr sydd wedi sicrhau arian gan noddwyr allanol, neu sy'n ariannu eu hunain.

Mae gennym restr helaeth o brosiectau sydd ar gael. Gellir cael manylion am bob prosiect drwy gysylltu â’r aelod o staff academaidd yn uniongyrchol.  Nodwch y prosiect(au) yr hoffech gael eu hystyried ar eu cyfer ar eich ffurflen gais.

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Training in physical organic chemistry equips students with skills that  cross traditional boundaries, and consequently make them highly employable.  Past students working with the staff have gone on to jobs in academia, in  pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, electronics companies, and  teaching among many others.

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There are currently no funding opportunities available.

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