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.

Cronin Group in Molecular Flash Memory Breakthrough

In the latest issue of Nature, the Cronin group have described a new molecule with unprecedented characteristics that could revolutionise flash memory storage. This breakthrough has the potential to bust Moore’s law, and allow for ground-breaking improvements in storage technology, potentially resulting in multiple bits of storage on a single molecule.

The team, led by Prof Cronin, also included researchers from the University of Glasgow School of Engineering and Rovira i Virgili University in Spain. This work has been reported in several major media outlets, including the BBC, the Hindu, RTVE, and Wired.

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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

Latest Publications


490. Assembly theory explains and quantifies selection and evolution


489. Digital design and 3D printing of reactionware for on demand synthesis of high value probes


488. Robotic Modules for the Programmable Chemputation of Molecules and Materials


487. Science opportunities with solar sailing smallsats


486. Digitizing protocols into single reactors for the one-pot synthesis of nanomaterials


485. Autonomous Execution of Highly Reactive Chemical Transformations in the Schlenkputer


484. Aqueous solutions of super reduced polyoxotengstates as electron storage systems


483. An Accelerated method for Investigating Spectral Properties of Dynamically Evolving Nanostructures


482. Digitizing chemical discovery with a Bayesian explorer for interpreting reactivity data


481. Multimodal Techniques for Detecting Alien Life using Assembly Theory and Spectroscopy

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