Latest News from the Forgan Group

Older news stories can be found in the archive.

29/07/2021 - Farewell Ali

After nearly five years we say goodbye to Dr Alexander Thom, who will be joining the group of Dr Christian Serre at the Institute of Porous Materials (IMAP) in Paris for a postdoctoral position. Best wishes for the future Ali and thanks for all the hard work!

15/06/2021 - Congratulations Ali and Sophia

Congratulations to Dr Sophia Boyadjieva and Dr Alexander Thom who have successfully defended their PhD theses in May and June 2021, respectively! Both are staying in the group for short postdoctoral positions. Well done!

25/03/2021 - New Paper!

Congratulations to Dr Fatma Demir Duman who's invited review article titled "Applications of nanoscale metal–organic frameworks as imaging agents in biology and medicine" has just been published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B! For all our latest publications, click here.

10/12/2020 - PhD Recruitment

We have two vacant PhD positions for an October 2021 start. One is based around our recent paper on multivariate modulation of MOFs, and another is part of a Leverhulme Trust project just awarded to Prof Forgan and Dr Drew Thomson where we will be synthesising metal-templated peptide knots and catenanes. To apply, see our adverts: (1) MOFs and (2) peptide knots. Edit - positions filled as of 12 March 2021.

16/11/2020 - PDRA Recruitment

We have a postdoctoral position available to work on our EPSRC project on Targeting Hard to Reach Cancers. The position is for two years in the first instance and aims to start in March 2021. You can find more information on how to apply on our advert.

20/01/2020 - New Paper

Big congratulations to Isabel and Connor whose paper "Multivariate Modulation of the Zr MOF UiO-66 for Defect-Controlled Combination Anticancer Drug Delivery" has just been published in Angewandte Chemie! For all our latest publications, click here.

01/10/2019 - New Group Members

We welcome a number of new group members for the new academic year; PhD student Rachel, and undergraduate project students Wesley and Harry. See the full group here.

31/08/2019 - Goodbye Pantelis

We say goodbye to Pantelis Xydias after a three year postdoctoral stint working on the ERC SCotMOF project. Pantelis was the first Forgan group postdoc, and worked on a number of projects centred around surface modification of MOFs for drug delivery. All the best for the future PAX!

01/08/2019 - Congratulations Prof Forgan!

We are delighted that Ross has been promoted to Professor of Supramolecular and Materials Chemistry! This recognition is one that is shared by the whole Forgan group, as their hard work and fabulous science have allowed Prof Forgan's career to develop in the way it has. Celebrations all round!

19/07/2019 - Farewell Emily

We sadly say goodbye to Emily Meekel today as she finishes her summer placement in the group. Emily will be starting a PhD with Prof Andrew Goodwin at the University of Oxford later this year, and will receive the highly prestigious Snell Exhibition, following in the footsteps of none other than the father of modern economics, Adam Smith!

21/06/2019 - Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to Sarah (PhD), Emily (MSci hons), Tommy (MSci hons), Megan (BSc hons) and Lauren (BSc hons) who all graduated today. All have made excellent contributions to the group and we are sad to see them leave, although we've held onto Emily for a little while longer!

15/05/2019 - Congratulations Dr Griffin!

Big celebrations today as Sarah Griffin successfully defends her PhD thesis, titled "A Study into the Crystallisation and Synthesis of Zirconium and Yttrium Metal-Organic Frameworks. Sarah joins the group of Prof Neil Champness at the University of Nottingham as a postdoc in July.

11/01/2019 - Award for Dr Forgan

We are delighted that Dr Forgan has been awarded the Sessler Early Career Researcher Prize for 2018, in recognition of his advances in the field of Supramolecular Chemistry. Dr Forgan will present his award lecture at the 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC2019), which will be held in Lecce, Italy on June 2-6, 2019.

Home.  Contact: Prof Ross Forgan, B3-38, Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ, 01413305166,

Updated 29th July 2021.