Welcome to the Forgan Group Website!


The Forgan Group is based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. Our research focusses on the development and application of metal-organic frameworks, MOFs, which are porous inorganic-organic hybrid constructs. For more information on our projects involving new self-assembly protocols, biomimetic catalysis and drug delivery, click the Research tab.

Latest News


29/07/2021 Dr Alexander Thom leaves the group after nearly 5 years for a PDRA with Dr Christian Serre at IMAP, Paris. Click here for more information and more news stories.

Current Vacancies


We currently have no funded PhD positions available for October 2021. If you are interested in carrying out PhD research with us, please do send an email to discuss potential opportunities. Self-funded students are encouraged to apply all year round in any area of materials or supramolecular chemistry; interested potential students should contact Prof Forgan directly by email, enclosing a cover letter, copy of your CV and details of the scheme you wish to apply for. Summer placements for 2021 are also being considered - email for more details.

We currently have no postdoctoral positions available. We are always keen to hear from prospective PDRAs intending to apply for their own funding. If you have or wish to apply for external funding to work with Prof Forgan, please email him directly. If you are interested in working with the Forgan Group at any stage of your research career, click on the Join Us tab for more information.

Teaching and Administration


Prof Forgan currently teaches the Chemistry 1 Transition Metals lecture course - click here for additional materials. If you have any questions, please contact Prof Forgan by email.


Prof Forgan is the convenor of the Chemistry Graduate School. If you are a current or prospective postgraduate student and you have any queries related to studying at the University of Glasgow, please contact Prof Forgan by email.


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

Updated 29th July 2021.