Welcome to the Forgan Group Website!


The Forgan Group is based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. Our research focusses on the development and application of metal-organic frameworks, MOFs, which are porous inorganic-organic hybrid constructs. For more information on our projects involving biomimetic catalysis and drug delivery, click the Research tab.

Latest News


10/12/2020 We are looking for two PhD students to join us for different projects in October 2021. Click here for more information and more news stories.

Current Vacancies


The Forgan Group has two funded PhD studentships currently available for an October 2021 start. One is based around our recent paper on multivariate modulation of MOFs, and another is part of a Leverhulme Trust project just awarded to Prof Forgan and Dr Drew Thomson where we will be synthesising metal-templated peptide knots and catenanes. To apply, see our adverts: (1) MOFs and (2) peptide knots.


Self-funded students are encouraged to apply all year round; interested potential students should contact Prof Forgan directly by email, enclosing a cover letter, copy of your CV and details of the scheme you wish to apply for. Summer placements for 2020 are also being considered - email for more details.


We are currently advertising a postdoctoral position to start in March 2021 working on our EPSRC-funded project on Targeting Hard to Reach Cancers. See the advert here for details on how to apply. We are also always keen to hear from prospective PDRAs intending to apply for their own funding. If you have or wish to apply for external funding to work with Prof Forgan, please email him directly. If you are interested in working with the Forgan Group at any stage of your research career, click on the Join Us tab for more information.

Teaching and Administration


Prof Forgan currently teaches the Chemistry 1 Transition Metals lecture course - click here for additional materials. If you have any questions, please contact Prof Forgan by email.


Prof Forgan is the convenor of the Chemistry Graduate School. If you are a current or prospective postgraduate student and you have any queries related to studying at the University of Glasgow, please contact Prof Forgan by email.


Home.  Contact: Prof Ross Forgan, A4-15, Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, 01413305166, ross.forgan@glasgow.ac.uk.

Updated 10th December 2020.