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:

Ross Marshall


PhD Student 2013-2017

Summer Internship 2013

BSc (Hons) Research Project 2012-2013


Ross submitted his undergraduate thesis "Functionalising Metal-Organic Frameworks to Act as Receptors" in March 2013, returned to the group on a summer internship and is now studying the synthesis and characterisation of Zr and Hf MOFs for his PhD.

François-Joseph Yazigi


PhD Student 2013-2017


François-Joseph joined the group in October 2013 after completing his Masters in Research at University of Paris-Sud (Orsay) and is working on hybrid biomimetic MOFs.

Isabel Abánades


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, and is working on the surface modification of Iron-based MOFs.

Ciaran Lennon


BSc (Hons) Research Project 2016-2017


Ciaran joined the group in October 2016, working on the synthesis of Sc MOFs by coordination modulation.

Alexander Thom


BSc (Hons) Research Project 2016-2017


Ali joined the group in October 2016, working on the postsynthetic modification of MOFs by thiol-ene radical addition.


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

Updated 12th April 2017.