SusChem maintains an active program for carefully selected visiting professors who can contribute to valuable discussions with SusChem group members and provide education to master and PhD students.
In addition, by actively partaking in group meetings these visiting professors provide input to ongoing projects, which may lead to joined research projects and exchange of master and PhD students. Additionally they help in establishing an international, critical yet positive atmosphere, underpinning the importance of high-level research, critical thinking and collaboration.
Prof. Tomoki Ogoshi (2017)
Prof. Tomoki Ogoshi from the University of Kanazawa, Japan, is visiting professor in the HIMS Molecular Photonics group with support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. His expertise is in supramolecular and organic chemistry. The research in Ogoshi’s group is focused on synthesis of new pillar-shaped macrocyclic compounds “pillar[n]arenes” and functionalization of pillar[n]arenes. His research recently moved on to the construction of well-defined supramolecular assemblies and bulk materials for adsorption materials using pillar[n]arenes.
Prof. Silas Cook (2016)
Expertise in organic chemistry (total synthesis) and green chemistry through catalysis. The catalysis research in the Cook Group encompasses a range of "green" metals and non-metals. Research into the reactivity of bismuth, hypervalent iodine, iron and cobalt seeks to discover complementary reactivity to other well explored systems.
Prof. Marilena (Ferbinteanu) Cimpoesu (2016)
Expertise in coordination chemistry and inorganic materials. The research in Cimpoesu’s group is focused on structure-property correlations for lanthanide based materials. This includes state-of-the art multi-configuration analysis on realistic molecular compounds, explaining and predicting exchange coupling interactions, magnetic anisotropy features and optical properties. Collaboration with the SusChem team focuses on the the modelling of the optical properties of lanthanide-based metal-organic frameworks to tackle the challenge of understanding and predicting the sensing mechanism of these materials.
Prof. Ken Caulton (2014)
Expertise in coordination chemistry, catalysis, small molecule activation, focussing on complexes in unusual spin and oxidation states. Overlap of the research performed in the Caulton group with ongoing research in the SusChem group for Homogeneous, Supramolecular and Bio-inspired Catalysis is in particular on the use of redox active ligands in catalysis.