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:

Dr Arvin Eskandari


Postdoctoral Research Associate 2021-2023


Arvin joined the group in April 2021 to work on the EPSRC funded IRC in Targeting Hard to Treat Cancers, where he is investigating new protocols to assess drug delivery from MOFs. Arvin obtained his PhD at King's College London and was previously a postdoc at UCL.

Dr Ying Pan


Academic Visitor 2022-2023

Dr Ying Pan is a Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at the Guangdong Medical University, and will be joining the group as an academic visitor to forge collabortaive links in the application of MOFs in biomedicine.

Rachel Foulkes


PhD Student 2019-2023


Rachel started her PhD in October 2019, working in tandem with the EPSRC funded IRC in Targeting Hard to Treat Cancers. She is developing MOFs to target pancreatic cancer.

Wai Leuk (Wesley) Leung


PhD Student 2021-2025

MSci Project Student 2019-2020


Wes, a former MSci project student who graduated in summer 2020, returned to the group after a period working at Charles River Laboratories. His project will focus on the development of multivariate modulation for pore functionalisation.

Joe Schofield Holyoake


PhD Student 2021-2025


Joe has joined the group to work on our Leverhulme Trust project, in collaboration with Dr Drew Thomson, investigating the metal-templated assembly of peptide-based interlocked molecules.

Yang Wang


PhD Student 2021-2025


Yang Wang joins the group on a China Scholarship Council funded project, where he will investigate novel nanomaterials for targeted drug delivery.

Jiarong (Peter) Dong


PhD Student 2021-2025

BSc (hons) Project Student 2020-2021


Jiarong returns to the group after his BSc (Hons) project in 2020-21. His PhD will focus on the development of defect-functionalised MOFs using advanced modulation techniques.

Matthew Liddle


PhD Student 2022-2026


Matthew joins the group after completing his undergraduate degree with Prof Paul Anderson at the University of Birmingham, to pursue the modulated self-assembly of MOFs linked by p-block metals.

Cameron McLean


MSci Project Student 2022-2023


Cameron is working on our Leverhulme Trust project to develop new routes to interlocked molecules.

Arnav Saxena


MSci Project Student 2022-2023


Arnav is investigating novel materials for dual defect drug delivery from MOFs.


Home.  Contact: Prof Ross Forgan, B3-38, Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, 01413305166, ross.forgan@glasgow.ac.uk.

Updated 1st November 2022.