Latest News from the Forgan Group

Older news stories can be found in the archive.

06/01/2023 - Grant Success!

We are delighted that Prof Forgan has been awarded £1.86M from the EPSRC Strategic Equipment scheme to facilitate the purchase of a dedicated Electron Diffractometer that will support nanomaterials science research at the University of Glasgow and the northern UK in general. See our funding portfolio here.

20/12/2022 - Publication Milestone!

Congratulations to Prof Forgan, whose 50th independent paper, Formation of a Meltable Purinate Metal–Organic Framework and its Glass Analogue, has just been published in Chemical Communications. See our full publications list here.

30/11/2022 - PhD Successes!

Congratulations to Dr Catherine Walshe and Dr Ignas Pakamorė who both passed their PhD vivas in November 2022! Cat has moved to industry, working for Impact Solutions as a research scientist, and Ignas will be starting a PDRA with Prof Lee Cronin. Many thanks and congratulations to both, and all the best for the future - you will both be missed!

03/10/2022 - New Group Members!

As the academic year begins we are delighted to welcome a number of new members of the group. Matthew Liddle and Yuping Zhao will begin their PhDs, while Cameron MacLean and Arnav Saxena start their final year MSci projects. We also welcome Dr Ying Pan, Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy at Guandong Medical University, as an academic visitor to build international links. See the whole group here.

01/04/2022 - New Grant!

We are very pleased to receive a Royal Society International Exchanges Grant to develop a collaboration with Dr Ian Howard from the Karlsruhe Instutite of Technology on optically active MOFs. See our full funding portfolio here.

28/02/2022 - Farewell Fatma and Dom

As our ERC Starting Grant SCoTMOF concludes, our postdocs Dr Fatma Demir Duman and Dr Dominic Bara are leaving the group, both taking jobs in the chemical industry. Dom and Fatma are both long-serving researchers who will be greatly missed.

04/10/2021 - Welcome New Members!

At the start of the academic year we welcome a number of new group members: four new PhD students, Wesley Leung, Joe Holyoake, Jiarong Dong and Yang Wang; plus two new undergraduate project students, Amanda Hogg and Michael Little. The Forgan group is growing again - see the whole group here.

01/10/2021 - Farewell Sophia

We are very sad to say goodbye to Dr Sophia Boyadjieva, who is leaving the group after four years as a PhD student and a postdoc. She is taking up a position in Research and Development at Here2Grow, a cosmetics company. All the best to Sophia, who will be missed!

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 whose 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.

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

Updated 1st November 2022.