The Ortu Group
Main Group and f-Block Organometallic Chemistry
Welcome to the webpage of the Ortu Research Group
We are hiring!
We are looking for a PDRA to join our team as part of an EPSRC-funded project on subvalent Group 2 chemistry. The post is available for a period of 36 months. To apply, go to the following links:
- 10/2021: Hannah and Kale have joined the group for their final year MChem projects. Welcome both!
- 8/2021: New paper published in JACS from PDRA work on uranyl(V) photoluminescence done with Dr Louise Natrajan (Manchester) and in collaboration with Prof. Henry La Pierre (Georgia Tech), Prof. Karsten Mayer (Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Dr Andrew Kerridge (Lancaster).
- 7/2021: New paper published in Inorganica Chimica Acta from a collaboration with Prof. Debashis Ray (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur – India).
- 7/2021: Matthew, Alex and Fabs attend the Dalton 2021 Joint Interest Group meeting. Matthew and Alex present posters. Thanks a lot to the organisers for a fantastic event!
Who we are and what we do
We are a synthetic group based at the School of Chemistry, University of Leicester. 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. Go to our Research page to know more about this, or visit the Group page to meet our team.As you can see, we love Schlenk-line chemistry…
Find out more about our research interests and current research themes
Go here to find out about opportunities to join our Team
Go here to know more about Fabs, his academic CV and favourite pastimes
List of publications in peer-reviewed journals from the Fabs and the Group