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2022

  • 7/2022: New group paper published in Molecules! Work led by Matthew in collaboration with Inigo Vitorica (Manchester) and Lia Sotorrios (Heriot Watt).
  • 7/2022: First research paper from the group published in Dalton Transactions! Work led by Matthew in collaboration with Inigo Vitorica (Manchester), Stuart Macgregor and Lia Sotorrios (Heriot-Watt). Congratulations everyone!
  • 6/2022: Becky Sheppard has joined the group for her RSC-funded summer placement. Welcome Becky!
  • 5/2022: Alex and Matthew have been awarded travel bursaries from the RSC to attend ICOMC in Prague. Well done both!
  • 5/2022: Hannah and Kale have finished their MChem projects. Thank you both for all the hard work and best of luck with the future!
  • 4/2022: New paper published in Australian Journal of Chemistry from PDRA work with Dave Mills in Manchester, as part of a special issue in honour of Prof. Glen Deacon’s 85th birthday. Happy birthday Glen!
  • 3/2022: Alex, Archie and Matthew attend the ‘Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson: An anniversary celebration’ symposium at Burlington House, London.
  • 2/2022: Yu (Archie) Liu has joined the group as an EPSRC-funded PDRA. Welcome Archie!
  • 2/2022: New review article published in Chemical Reviews on ‘Rare Earth Starting Materials and Methodologies for Synthetic Chemistry’.
  • 1/2022: Fabs gives an invited seminar at the University of York – thanks to Dr Luke Wilkinson for the kind invitation and hospitality!

2021

  • 11/2021: New paper published in Inorganics from PDRA work with David Mills at Manchester.
  • 11/2021: Yuqing (Alex) Shao has joined the group on a CSC PhD scholarship. Welcome Yuqing!
  • 10/2021: Hannah Redmill and Kale Cooke 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!
  • 6/2021: Fabs is one of the recipients of the 2021 Dalton Division Horizon Prize as part of the Molecular Magnetism Team.
  • 6/2021: Emily has finished her MChem project – best of luck with your future endeavours!
  • 5/2021: New preprint published on ChemRxiv on uranyl(V) luminescence, from PDRA work 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).
  • 3/2021: New paper published in Dalton Transactions, from a collaboration with teams from the University of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), ICIQ (Spain) and Warwick on Pd(II) and Pt(II) chemistry.
  • 2/2021: The group has been awarded a Royal Society Research Grant to study Ce photocatalysis.

2020

  • 12/2020: Matthew’s review on Rare Earth alkylidene chemistry is published in Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry vol. IV. Well done Matthew! (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-820206-7.00002-0)
  • 09/2020: Alex Bowles (PhD) returns to the lab for his PhD studies, and Emily Spray (MChem) joins the team for her final year research project. Welcome both!
  • 04/2020: Sara and Alex finish their projects in the lab; Alex is awarded an EPSRC DTP studentship and will be joining the team again in September.
  • 04/2020: New paper published in Dalton Transactions from PDRA work with David Mills at Manchester.
  • 04/2020: New perspective article on collaborative work in the field of molecular magnetism, in collaboration with Conrad Goodwin (Los Alamos) and Dani Reta (Manchester).
  • 04/2020: New paper published in Chemical Communications from PDRA work with David Mills at Manchester.
  • 03/2020: New paper published in Chemistry – A European Journal from PDRA work with David Mills at Manchester, in collaboration with Rodolphe Clerac (Bordeaux).
  • 03/2020: New paper published in Physical Review B from PDRA work with David Mills at Manchester.
  • 03/2020: Alex has finished his MChem project in the lab – good luck with your future endeavours!
  • 03/2020: New preprint on collaborative work in molecular magnetism, in collaboration with Conrad Goodwin (Los Alamos) and Dani Reta (Manchester).
  • 01/2020: Sara Pischedda (PhD) has joined the group for her Erasmus+ placement. Welcome Sara!

2019

  • 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!
  • 06/2019: New review article written with David Mills on low-coordinate f-element chemistry, published as part of the Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths. 
  • 06/2019: Fabs moves into his new office at the Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester!
  • 05/2019: New paper published in Dalton Transactions from PDRA work with David Mills and Nick Chilton at Manchester.
  • 04/2019: New paper published in Chemistry – A European Journal from PDRA work with David Mills at Manchester.
  • 02/2019: Fabs will join the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester as a Lecturer in June!
  • 02/2019: PhD studentship available to join our group in September 2019.

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