Latest News from the Forgan Group
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Congratulations to final year undergrads Ciaran and Ali, who have successfully completed their projects. Ali will be staying with us for a PhD starting in October. We also welcome Emma Regincos, joining us on placement from Universitat de Barcelona to study magnetism in lanthanide MOFs.
The start of the academic year has seen PDRA Pantelis Xydias, PhD students Panagiota Markopoulou and Dominic Bara, and undergraduates Ciaran Lennon and Alexander Thom join the group. Welcome to all!
The group attended the 5th International Conference on Metal-Organic Frameworks & Open Framework Compounds in Long Beach, California, and Isabel Abanades won a poster prize for her work on surface-modified UiO-66 MOFs. Congratulations Isabel!
Our invited review on Postsynthetic Modification of Zirconium MOFs has just been published in the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, in their cluster issue "Metal-Organic Frameworks – Heading Towards Application". See our full publication list here.
We are currently recruiting a 3 year postdoc to work on our ERC funded research into drug delivery and surface modification of MOFs. Interested applicants should apply online through the University of Glasgow, with a deadline of June 10th. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Forgan before 17th May.
Dr Forgan has been awarded a highly prestigious ERC Starting Grant, worth €1.5M, to run from 2016-2021. The funding will allow the development of new methods to modify the outer surfaces of MOFs, with applications in drug delivery and imaging. See our full grant portfolio here.
Our collaboration with the Moggach and Morisson groups at University of Edinburgh and Bennett group at University of Cambridge into the mechanical properties of Zr MOFs has just been published in the prestigious Angewandte Chemie. The research, funded by EPSRC, shows that the choice of organic ligand in Zr MOFs greatly alters their flexibility and pressure resistance.
As we move into the new academic year, the Forgan group welcomes back Sarah Griffin, to start her PhD as part of the CMAC CDT, as well as undergraduate project students Sabrina Sacca and Jake McGuire. If you are interested in joining the group, get more information here.