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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.
20-10-2018 Science Spectacular
Louise, Hannah, Kieron, Jonny and Lauren ran a Chemistry stand at the Science Spectacular this year. They enjoyed making slime, lemon volcanoes, and looking at anything which glows under UV light, or activates a Geiger counter! Check out the Twitter action here!
11-10-2018 Congratulations Kurt and Fay!
Huge congratulations to Kurt on getting married! We celebrated at group meeting with a cake, and even matched this week's Bake Off theme by going vegan!
01-10-18 WELCOME to ...even more new members!
We're also lucky to have three MChem students working with us this year - Katherine, Matthew and Ranko!
01-10-18 WELCOME to our new members!
Big welcome to the newest members of the Natrajan Group - PhD student Kieron and MSc student Tom! They'll be working on fluorescent sensing of uranyl, and uranyl organometallic chemistry, respectively.
19-09-2018 RSC Young Photochemistry Group Annual Conference, Swansea
Louise was invited to the RSC conference as a plenary speaker, and Adam presented a poster. Another great opportunity to meet up with old friends and colleagues in the field!
10-09-18 Vanessa's viva PASSED!
It's been a good summer for the Natrajan group, with Vanessa passing her viva today! Her team almost won the pub quiz on the evening too, but that might have been just too much winning for one day!
06-09-2018 International Conference on f-Elements, Lausanne
Louise, Adam and Rich attended ICFE-10 in Switzerland and enjoyed meeting up with old friends and colleagues! Louise co-organised and chaired the coordination chemistry sessions, and also gave an invited talk. There was a special 'Lausanne Legacy' session in honour of Jean-Claude Bunzli, and a conference dinner which included traditional Swiss raclette, horn music and flag throwing.