Vice Principal (Research) and Provost, University of St Andrews

My major interests are in the synthesis and study of main group sulfur, selenium and phosphorus heterocycles. Sulfur nitrogen (NS) and phosphorus sulfur/selenium (PS/Se) compounds are under investigation with particular interest in the preparation of materials with interesting electrical properties and new organic reagents.Structural investigations are carried out using X-ray crystallography, infrared/Raman and multielement nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Currently my work is particularly concerned with the preparation of compounds with sterically imposed heavy atom interactions an d in developing new chemistry associated with Woollins Reagent.

Experience

  • –present
    Vice Principal (Research) and Provost, University of St Andrews