Louise’s main interests are in luminescence spectroscopy and actinide chemistry, but she also dabbles in lanthanide and d-metal/ organic chemistry in her exploration of two-photon chemistry and up-conversion. Research into actinide chemistry involves exploration of actinyl units (especially the ever-elusive uranyl(V)) and increasing understanding of the fundamental spectroscopic properties of air-sensitive actinide complexes, including uranium mono-oxo species and uranium(IV) chemistry.
Apart from the joy of seeing a nicely resolved emission spectrum, Louise enjoys going to the gym, 24 and (above all) Thursday night pints.
Hitchhiker's guide to nuclear blog and podcast - Mark Williams
Follow Debbie's Japanese experience
Toria's Chemistry Twitter account
One of Toria's blog posts about her experiences in science
The School of Chemistry's YouTube series, CAMERA
James's YouTube series about nuclear science
Science Spectacular on Twitter
Any opportunities with the group will be advertised on the website!
05-09-19 International Symposium on Coordination Ionic Compounds, Leeds
Louise was invited to speak about the group's work with coordination compounds in Leeds
30-08-19 Light and Life, Barcelona
Louise was invited to speak at the World Congress on Light and Life (17th Congress of the International Union of Photobiology and 18th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology) in Barcelona. She presented some of the group's work which uses upconverting nanoparticles to monitor enzyme activity.
08-07-19 Welcome Nathan!
Nathan is joining Team Natrajan for a summer project, working with Kieron on transition metal fluorescent probes. Welcome Nathan!
20-05-19 Kieron's work published!
Kieron did a lab placement with Mike Ingleson before starting his PhD, and has recently had work published on the "Borylative cyclisation of diynes using BCl3 and borocations". You can read the work here.
08-05-19 School of Chemistry Staff Symposium
Adam presented the group's research with a poster at the SoC Staff Symposium this year.
08-05-19 BBSRC-MRC DTP Conference
Hannah attended the Doctoral Training Programme and presented a poster with her work on the preparation of upconverting nanoparticles.
19-02-19 11th European Short Course on "Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy"
Adam travelled to Berlin to learn about new and exciting types of fluorescence microscopy, and is looking forward to trying some of them out over the coming year!