The Cronin Group

Research in the Cronin Group is motivated by the fascination for complex chemical systems, and the desire to construct complex functional molecular architectures that are not based on biologically derived building blocks.


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Cheap networked chemical robots work together collaboratively

Researchers in the Cronin group have developed a cheap, easy to operate liquid handling platform capable of performing a range of chemical reactions. Any number of these platforms can be connected via a shared server to communicate and learn from the other’s results. In this way a large number of reactions can be performed significantly faster by spreading the workload over many platforms. This work, published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that robotic assistance in vastly different chemical processes, from inorganic crystallization to non-equilibrium oscillation manipulation is possible via affordable hardware and clever software.

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Prof. Leroy (Lee) Cronin

Prof Leroy (Lee) Cronin
Regius Chair of Chemistry
Advanced Research Centre (ARC)
Level 5, Digital Chemistry
University of Glasgow
11 Chapel Lane
Glasgow G11 6EW
Tel: +44 141 330 6650
Email: lee.cronin@glasgow.ac.uk

Latest Publications

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476. An artificial intelligence enabled chemical synthesis robot for exploration and optimization of nanomaterials

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475. An autonomous portable platform for universal chemical synthesis

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474. Robotic synthesis of peptides containing metal-oxide-based amino acids

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473. Selection of assembly complexity in a space of tetrapeptides

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472. Digitization and validation of a chemical synthesis literature database in the ChemPU

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471. Formalising the pathways of life to using assembly spaces

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470. Engineering Highly Reduced Molybdenum Polyoxometalates via the Incorporation of d and f Block Metal Ions

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469. Effective Storage of Electrons in Water by the Formation of Highly Reduced Polyoxometalate Clusters

468. A Probabilistic Chemical Programmable Computer

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467. Digitizing Chemical Synthesis in 3D Printed Reactionware


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