Welcome to the
fascinating world of molecules
We carry out
fundamental research on polymers and their
interactions with small molecules. We seek to apply our knowledge for the
benefit of society and are developing novel materials for a variety of
POLYMERS THAT BEHAVE AS MOLECULAR
Polymers of intrinsic microporosity
(PIMs) were invented in Manchester. They behave like molecular sieves
because they have rigid, contorted macromolecular backbones.
MEMBRANES THAT SELECTIVELY TRANSPORT
may be used to separate mixtures of gases or liquids into their components.
To be useful, a membrane material needs to be both highly selective (i.e., one type of
molecule must pass through more easily than others) and highly permeable (i.e., it must let a lot
through). We are developing membranes for applications such as carbon
dioxide capture and biofuel recovery.
GRAPHENE: THE 2D WONDER MATERIAL
collaboration with researchers across the Faculty of Science and
Engineering, we are developing the science and technology of graphene-based
membranes and barrier materials. Watch a video about graphene-based
When postdoctoral positions and
funded PhD studentships are available, they are advertised on the
Please note that we cannot respond to
speculative enquiries due to the large number that are received.
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