Welcome to my website! Feel free to have a look around. You can see my research output in the publications section, but if you want to know more general information about the research group I’m in, where I work or who funds my research please navigate to the links page.
A little about me: I received a master’s degree from the University of Sheffield in 2008 where my research, supervised by Prof Michael D. Ward, concerned the solvothermal synthesis of octametallic coordination cages. After ﬁnishing there I swiftly moved across The Pennines to the University of Manchester where I completed a PhD and a European Doctorate in molecular magnetism under Prof Richard E. P. Winpenny, Prof Eric J. L. McInnes and Prof David Collison. My work there, and for a short time at the Institute of Molecular Science, University of Valencia, Spain, with Prof José Antonio Real, involved the design, synthesis, characterisation and measurement of cyclic heterometallic clusters and arrays of clusters with diverse potential applications. From December 2011 to August 2012 I was an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow at the University of Manchester working between the Photon Science Institute and the School of Chemistry. My research investigated the potential for using radicals within a hybrid metal-organic spin-system in the creation of a quantum simulator.
My most recent appointment within the Molecular Materials Group at the University of Sydney with Prof Cameron J. Kepert and Dr Deanna M. D’Alessandro targets advanced functional properties in metal-organic framework (MOF) materials. This includes, but is not limited to, functions arising from the design of their electronic and magnetic behaviours. Of particular interest is the ability to induce paramagnetism through external stimulus inducing transient desirable properties. Through synthesis, solid-state electrochemistry, EPR and magnetic studies I hope to push MOFs from merely promising candidates to real advanced applications. This work is funded by the Australian Research Council.