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Before joining Massey in 2018 Jon completed a PhD at the University of Otago, a PDRF at Trinity College Dublin and was a lecturer at the University of Southampton, UK. Jon’s research group focuses on supramolecular materials characterisation/development and the applications of new (soft)materials containing functional/responsive d- & f-block systems.We aim to develop control and predictability over the preparation of supramolecular materials, and in doing so develop new generation functional nano-devices (including thin-film luminescent sensors, self-assembled luminescent lanthanide systems, and switchable magnetic materials).
I am a Supramolecular/Inorganic Chemist who specialises in the coordination chemistry of d- and f- block systems for developing functional nano-devices.
Our research is focused on supramolecular materials characterisation/development and analysis and the applications of soft materials containing functional d- & f-block systems. Through our research we aim to develop control and predictability over the preparation of supramolecular materials, and in doing so develop new generation functional nano-devices. Currently, this includes new thin-film luminescent sensors, luminescent “designer” anions for introducing additional functionality into transition metal complexes, and luminescent lanthanide self-assemblies. Attachment of our systems onto surfaces forms a key concept in our research as surface immobilisation is critical for developing portable field-based sensing platforms. We use a range of techniques for this, however we have an interest in Langmuir-Blodgett deposition techniques as this allows for the controlled deposition of mono- and multilayers, a useful and emerging technique for developing surface based sensors.
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Field of research codes
Analytical Chemistry (030100): Chemical Science (030000): Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603): f-Block Chemistry (030202): Inorganic Chemistry (030200): Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural (030600): Sensor Technology (Chemical aspects) (030107): Transition Metal Chemistry (030207)
Supramolecular Materials, Lanthanides, Thin Films, Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry
123.102 - Chemistry and the Material World
123.271 - Molecules to Materials
123.210 - Organic Chemistry Perspectives
123.310 - Advanced Concepts in Organic Chemistry
123.332 - Advanced Topics in Chemistry
123.712 - Advanced Nanoscience and Physical Chemistry