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 Member Laurie Points named "Best Postgraduate who Teaches" at GU Student Teaching Awards

Cronin Group member and PhD Student Laurie Points has been named as “best postgraduate who teaches” at the University of Glasgow “Student Teaching Awards” (STA) ceremony. The STAs, hosted by the Student Representative’s Council (SRC), are described by the SRC as " a fantastic chance for us to recognise the outstanding work of those members of staff who have gone above and beyond to make our time here at Glasgow the best it can possibly be". Laurie was nominated for the award by undergraduate students in chemistry.

In response to receiving the award, Laurie said “I am very happy to win this award. I was delighted to be nominated and very shocked to win, and it especially means a lot as it was nominated and chosen by students. I have always really enjoyed teaching and it is really satisfying to hear about how my students appreciate the effort I put in. The whole awards ceremony was great, I really enjoyed hearing about all the excellent teaching going on around campus and how our staff really go the extra mile.”

Laurie has been in the Cronin Group since he started his PhD in 2014 and is due to defend his thesis later in the year. We are sure this award is the icing on the cake to what will be his final year here at the University. It is a great achievement and should help cement his future career aspirations.

A full listing of winners can be found at

Prof. Leroy (Lee) Cronin

Prof Leroy (Lee) Cronin
Regius Chair of Chemistry
Advanced Research Centre (ARC)
Level 5, Digital Chemistry
University of Glasgow
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Glasgow G11 6EW
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Latest Publications


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


475. An autonomous portable platform for universal chemical synthesis


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


473. Selection of assembly complexity in a space of tetrapeptides


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


471. Formalising the pathways of life to using assembly spaces


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


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

468. A Probabilistic Chemical Programmable Computer


467. Digitizing Chemical Synthesis in 3D Printed Reactionware

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