The Ortu Group
Main Group and f-Element Organometallic Chemistry

Welcome to the webpage of Dr Ortu and his research group!

Our research focuses on the organometallic chemistry of main group and f-block metals. Together with improving our fundamental understanding of these elements, we want to exploit their physicochemical properties for developing new methodologies applied to sustainable synthesis.

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3.5-y EPSRC-funded PhD studentship available for UK/EU candidates.
Visit the application page and get in touch to know more!
01/2020: Sara Pischedda (PhD) has joined the group for her Erasmus+ placement. Welcome Sara!
11/2019: New preprint published in ChemRxiv from PDRA work with David Mills at Manchester.
10/2019: New paper in collaboration with teams from the University of Sassari and University of Cagliari (Sardinia, IT) on gold(I)-alkene complexes published in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
09/2019: Matthew Stevens (PhD) and Alex Bowles (MChem) have joined the group. Welcome both!

Go here to find out more about our research themes. 
Dr Fabrizio Ortu
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Meet the Team
Get to meet the Team and find out about opportunities to come and work with us.
List of publications in peer reviewed journals, reviews and book chapters.
Fabrizio Ortu, PhD MRSC
Office 2.19, School of Chemistry
University of Leicester
LE1 7RH Leicester
Tel: +44(0)116 294 4670
T: @FabOrtu