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Dr Nicholas Evans


Nicholas Evans

Lancaster University

Department of Chemistry



Tel: +44 1524 594538

PhD supervision

I am looking to recruit postgraduate students keen to work on synthetic supramolecular chemistry research projects.

Funded PhD studentships will be advertised on the Lancaster Chemistry webpages when they are available.

Prospective students with their own funding for postgraduate research should email me directly.

Research Interests

The study of molecular recognition, as carried out by supramolecular chemists, has to date largely focused on the binding and sensing of relatively "simple" targets such as metal cations or inorganic anions. My research interests are in the preparation of molecules or assemblies capable of the recognition of challenging chemical targets, for example, ion pairs and chiral molecules. It is anticipated that the most promising of these receptors could then be incorporated into sensory devices for the guest species which they preferentially bind.

I have experience in the preparation of interlocked molecular hosts and enantiopure metal complexes, which I seek to utilize in the generation of receptors capable of recognizing increasingly intricate guest species. The research combines both synthetic and analytical chemistry skills, and its impact extends beyond the primary aim of molecular recognition with potential benefits to other areas of scientific investigation, including catalysis and pharmaceutical drug development.

For further information, see: http://supramolecularevans.com.


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