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:

Fatma Duman


Postdoctoral Research Associate 2018-2021


Fatma joined the group in October 2018, and is examining the interaction of MOFs with biological entitiesas part of the ERC funded project SCoTMOF. She received her PhD from Koc University, Istanbul, and was previously a postdoc at UCL Medical School.

Dominic Bara


PDRA 2020-2021

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. He has worked on many aspects of trivalent MOF chemistry, from self-assembly to biological activity, gaining his PhD in 2020. Dom is now a PDRA with the group.

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.

Catherine Walshe


PhD Student 2018-2022

Catherine has just begun her PhD on a Royal Society funded project examining postsynthetic modification of MOFs as a methodology for trapping harmful gases.

Ignas PakamorÄ—


PhD Student 2018-2022

Ignas will be focussing on two main areas - crystallographic analysis of MOFs and their binding of catalytic nanoparticles.

Rachel Foulkes


PhD Student 2019-2023

Rachel started her PhD in October 2019, working in tandem with the EPSRC IRC in targeting hard to treat cancer. She is developing MOFs to target pancreatic cancer.

Jiarong Dong


BSc (Hons) Project 2020-2021


Jiarong is part of a joint BSc project examining size control and long-term stability of Zr MOFs.

Mark Lennie


BSc (Hons) Project 2020-2021


Mark is part of a joint BSc project examining size control and long-term stability of Zr MOFs.

Ethan Lowe


BSc (Hons) Project 2020-2021


Ethan is part of a joint BSc project examining size control and long-term stability of Zr MOFs.


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

Updated 25th March 2021.