Research in the Aldridge group is centred on Main Group and Transition Metal organometallic chemistry, and ranges from fundamental studies of structure/bonding and reactivity for new types of bond through to applications of Lewis acids in anion recognition and sensors. An over-arching theme is in the synthesis, stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity of potent Lewis acidic systems.



The work is/has been supported by a range of sources including the EPSRC, the EU, charities (e.g. the Leverhulme Trust), governmental and industrial partners (e.g. BP, DSTL/MoD). Recent post-doctoral visitors have been sponsored by a number of external agencies including Marie Curie actions, NSERC, the DFG, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung and the Talentia program. Research has been recognized by two recent awards, and has given rise to over 140 publications, including research which has been highlighted in Science and Angewandte Chemie.



The group for the academic year 2015/16 numbers sixteen, comprised of five post-doctoral research associates, seven doctoral students and four Part 2 undergraduate project students. Our research is carried out in the state-of-the-art Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL) on Mansfield Road. More information on current research projects, published work, current and former group members and opportunities within the group can be found by following the links shown right.


Latest news: ‘Hot paper’ for post-doctoral co-worker Jesús Campos in Angewandte


Information regarding doctoral and Part 2 opportunities in the Aldridge group.










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