The Forgan Group

The Forgan Group at the University of Glasgow was established in October 2012, and is always looking for new members - click the Join Us tab for more information. Click here to see previous members of the group, and some group photographs can be found in our Gallery.

Our current group members are:

Isabel Abánades Lázaro

Postdoctoral Research Associate 2018

PhD Student 2014-2018

Isabel joined the Forgan group in October 2014 from Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, and is examining new methods for the surface modification of MOFs.

Sarah Griffin

PhD Student 2015-2019

BSc (Hons) Research Project 2014-2015

Summer Internship 2014

Sarah has worked on the introduction of alkyne-functionalised ligands into Zr and Hf MOFs, submitting her BSc (hons) thesis in March 2015. She is now a PhD student as part of the CMAC DTC, studying the kinetics and processes of crystallisation of MOFs.

Pantelis Xydias

Postdoctoral Research Associate 2016-2019

Pantelis joined the group in September 2016, working on the surface modification of MOFs as part of the ERC funded project. He received his PhD from the University of Crete.

Panagiota Markopoulou

PhD Student 2016-2020

Penny joined the group in October 2016, after completing a Masters degree at the University of Glasgow, and is working on the surface modification of MOFs with biomolecules.

Dominic Bara

PhD Student 2016-2020

Dom joined the group in October 2016, after completing a BSc (hons) degree at the University of Bath with Prof Andrew Burrows, and is working on the surface modification of Iron-based MOFs.

Sophia Boyadjieva

PhD Student 2017-2021

Sophia joined the group after completing a MChem (hons) at the University of Leeds, working with Prof Michaele Hardie. Her PhD focusses on decorating MOFs with biomolecules.

Alexander Thom

PhD Student 2017-2021

BSc (Hons) Research Project 2016-2017

After carrying out an undergraduate project on new methods for postsynthetic modification of MOFs, Ali began a PhD in developing MOFs as small molecule sensors.

Connor Wells

Summer Placement 2018

MSci (Hons) Research Project 2017-2018

Connor is currently continuing his investigations into endocytosis of Zr MOFs using new flow cytometry techniques.

Oliver Pauli

IAESTE Internship 2018

Oliver has joined the group from Switzerland and will be investigating catalytic activity in metallated MOFs.

Home.  Contact: Dr Ross Forgan, A4-15, Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, 01413305166,

Updated 4th July 2018.