Dr. Geoff Cooper

Senior Researcher
Phone:   0141 330 5530
I completed a MSci in Chemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of Birmingham and then moved to the University of Glasgow in 2002 to undertake a PhD in inorganic transition metal cluster chemistry. After a short research position in Universiteit Leiden, NL, I moved back to Glasgow to work on complex systems chemistry and inorganic biology. My research interests lie between non-linear systems chemistry, synthetic biology and engineering and I am especially interested in self-organising or self-growing materials.

Group Publications

36. Taming Combinatorial Explosion of the Formose Reaction via Recursion within Mineral Environments, L. Cronin, S. Colon-Santos, G. J. T. Cooper, ChemSystemsChem, 2019
35. Integrated synthesis of nucleotide and nucleosides influenced by amino acids, I. Suarez Marina, Y. M. Abul-Haija, R. Turk-MacLeod, P. S. Gromski, G. J. T. Cooper, A. Olive Olive, S. Colon-Santos, L. Cronin, Communications Chemistry, 2019
34. Environmental control programs the emergence of distinct functional ensembles from unconstrained chemical reactions, A. J. Surman, M. Rodriguez, Y. M. Abul-Haija, G. J. T. Cooper, P. S. Gromski, R. Turk-MacLeod, M. Mullin, C. Mathis, S. I. Walker, L. Cronin, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2019, 116, 5387-5392
33. Development of a minimal photosystem for hydrogen production in inorganic chemical cells, K. Nakanishi, G. J. T. Cooper, L. J. Points, L. G. Bloor, M. Ohba, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 13066-13070
32. A recursive microfluidic platform to explore the emergence of chemical evoltuion, D. Doran, M. Rodriguez, R. Turk-MacLeod, G. J. T. Cooper, L. Cronin, Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 2017, 13, 1702-1709
31. Miller–Urey Spark-Discharge Experiments in the Deuterium World, G. J. T. Cooper, A. J. Surman, J. McIver, S. Colon-Santos, P. S. Gromski, S. Buchwald, I. Suarez Marina, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 8079-8082
30. An all-inorganic polyoxometalate-polyoxocation chemical garden, L. J. Points, G. J. T. Cooper, A. Dolbecq, P. Mialane, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 1911-1914
29. Formation of oligopeptides in high yield under simple programmable conditions, M. Rodriguez, A. J. Surman, G. J. T. Cooper, I. Suarez Marina, Z. Hosni, M. P. Lee, L. Cronin, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 8385
28. From Chemical Gardens to Chemobrionics, L. M. Barge, S. S. Cardoso, J. H. E. Cartwright, G. J. T. Cooper, L. Cronin, A. De Wit, I. J. Doloboff, B. Escribano, R. E. Goldstein, F. Haudin, D. E. H. Jones, A. L. Mackay, J. Maselko, J. J. Pagano, J. Pantaleone, M. J. Russell, C. Ignacio Sainz-Diaz, O. Steinbock, D. A. Stone, Y. Tanimoto, N. L. Thomas, Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 8652-8703
27. Development of a 3D printer using scanning projection stereolithography, M. P. Lee, G. J. T. Cooper, T. Hinkley, G. M. Gibson, M. J. Padgett, L. Cronin, Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 9875
26. Quantification of ion binding using electrospray mass spectrometry, J. S. Mathieson, G. J. T. Cooper, M. D. Symes, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2014, 1, 49-52
24. Directed Assembly of Inorganic Polyoxometalate-based Micrometer- Scale Tubular Architectures by Using Optical Control, G. J. T. Cooper, R. W. Bowman, E. P. Magennis, F. Fernandez-Trillo, C. Alexander, M. J. Padgett, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 1275412758
23. Integrated 3D-printed reactionware for chemical synthesis and analysis, M. D. Symes, P. J. Kitson, J. Yan, C. J. Richmond, G. J. T. Cooper, R. W. Bowman, T. Vilbrandt, L. Cronin, Nature Chem., 2012, 4, 349-354
22. Morphogenesis of polyoxometalate cluster-based materials to microtubular network architectures, A. G. Boulay, G. J. T. Cooper, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 5088-5090
21. Real-Time Ion-Flux Imaging in the Growth of Micrometer-Scale Structures and Membranes, B. Nemeth, M. D. Symes, A. G. Boulay, C. Busche, G. J. T. Cooper, D. Cumming, L. Cronin, Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 1238-1242
20. Modular Redox-Active Inorganic Chemical Cells: iCHELLs, G. J. T. Cooper, P. J. Kitson, R. S. Winter, M. Zagnoni, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 10373-10376
19. A mixed-valence manganese cubane trapped by inequivalent trilacunary polyoxometalate ligands, S. G. Mitchell, P. I. Molina, S. Khanra, H. N. Miras, A. Prescimone, G. J. T. Cooper, R. S. Winter, E. K. Brechin, D. -L. Long, R. Cogdell, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 9154-9157
18. Osmotically Driven Crystal Morphogenesis: A General Approach to the Fabrication of Micrometer-Scale Tubular Architectures Based on Polyoxometalates, G. J. T. Cooper, A. G. Boulay, P. J. Kitson, C. Ritchie, C. J. Richmond, J. Thiel, D. Gabb, R. Eadie, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 59475954
17. Following the self assembly of supramolecular MOFs using X-ray crystallography and cryospray mass spectrometry, G. Seeber, G. J. T. Cooper, G. N. Newton, M. H. Rosnes, D. -L. Long, B. M. Kariuki, P. Kögerler, L. Cronin, Chem. Sci., 2010, 1, 62-67
16. Unveiling the Transient Template in the Self-Assembly of a Molecular Oxide Nanowheel, H. N. Miras, G. J. T. Cooper, D. -L. Long, H. Bögge, A. Müller, C. Streb, L. Cronin, Science, 2010, 327, 72-74
15. Supramolecular Architectures of Copper(II) Perchlorate Complexes of cis,trans-1,3,5-Triaminocyclohexane Assembled Exploiting the Delicate Balance Between Weak and Strong Interactions, M. N. C. Ochoa, G. J. T. Cooper, G. N. Newton, D. -L. Long, G. Seeber, L. Cronin, Z. Naturforsch. B, 2010, 65b, 304-310
14. How to sweet-talk bacteria, G. J. T. Cooper, L. Cronin, Nature Chem., 2009, 1, 342-343
13. Real-Time Direction Control of Self Fabricating Polyoxometalate-Based Microtubes, G. J. T. Cooper, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 83688369
12. Monitoring the Formation of Coordination Complexes Using Electrospray Mass Spectrometry, J. S. Mathieson, G. J. T. Cooper, A. L. Pickering, M. Keller, D. -L. Long, G. N. Newton, L. Cronin, Chem. Asian. J., 2009, 4, 681-687
11. Spontaneous Assembly and Real-Time Growth of Micron-Scale Tubular Structures from Polyoxometalate-Based Inorganic Solids, C. Ritchie, G. J. T. Cooper, Y.-F. Song, C. Streb, H. Yin, A. D. C. Parenty, D. A. MacLaren, L. Cronin, Nature Chem., 2009, 1, 47-52
10. cis-Tach based Pentadecadentate Ligands as Building Blocks in the Synthesis of FeIII and PdII Coordination Clusters, G. N. Newton, G. J. T. Cooper, D. Schuch, T. Shiga, S. Khanra, D. -L. Long, H. Oshio, L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2009, 0, 1549-1553
9. Exploring a Series of Isostructural Dodecanuclear Mixed Ni:Co Clusters: Controlling Elemental Composition using pH and Stoichiometry, G. J. T. Cooper, G. N. Newton, D. -L. Long, P. Kögerler, M. H. Rosnes, M. Keller, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 1097-1104
8. Trading Templates: Supramolecular Transformations between {CoII13} and {CoII12} Nanoclusters, G. N. Newton, G. J. T. Cooper, P. Kögerler, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 790-791
7. Structural and Compositional Control in {M12} Cobalt and Nickel Coordination Clusters Observed Magnetochemically and with Cryospray Mass Spectrometry, G. J. T. Cooper, G. N. Newton, P. Kögerler, D. -L. Long, L. Engelhardt, M. Luban, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2007, 46, 1340-1344
6. The imitation game - a computational chemical approach to recognizing life, L. Cronin, N. Krasnogor, B. G. Davis, C. Alexander, N. Robertson, J. H. G. Steinke, S. L. M. Schroeder, A. N. Khlobystov, G. J. T. Cooper, P. M. Gardner, P. Siepmann, B. J. Whitaker, D. Marsh, Nature Biotech., 2006, 24, 1203-1206
5. Synthetic, Structural & Magnetic Characterisation of a One-Dimensional Nickel Chain Constructed Using cis,trans-1,3,5-Triaminocyclohexane as a Building Block, G. N. Newton, G. J. T. Cooper, D. -L. Long, P. Kögerler, L. Cronin, J. Mol. Struc., 2006, 796, 23-27
4. A Novel Copper (II) Metallacycle as a Building Block for the Assembly of an Extended Supramolecular Array Containing Channels and Helical Chains, G. J. T. Cooper, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem. Commun., 2005, 8, 737-739
3. Magnetic characterization of the frustrated three-leg ladder compound [(CuCl2tachH)3Cl]Cl2, J. Schnack, H. Nojiri, P. Kögerler, G. J. T. Cooper, L. Cronin, Phys. Rev. B., 2004, 70, 174420-1-174420-5
2. Pentadecadentate Chelating Ligands as Building Blocks for an {Fe6} Cage with 12 Exo-coordinated Sodium Cations, G. J. T. Cooper, H. Abbas, D. -L. Long, P. Kögerler, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem., 2004, 43, 7266-7268
1. Facile Synthesis and Structures of Infinite One-Dimensional Silver(I) Coordination Polymers, A. L. Pickering, G. J. T. Cooper, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Polyhedron, 2004, 23, 2075-2079