Centre for Crystallisation
Our research interests are supported by the University of Leeds Centre for Crystallisation. This brings together researchers with interests in crystallisation from across the University, and the Centre for Molecular Nanoscience (CMNS) which is an interdisciplinary University centre focussing primarily on so-called 'bottom-up' nanoscience, including molecular self-assembly and self-organization, directed molecular assembly, and related application areas including nanomedicine and nanotoxicology.
- A single crystal diffractometer and a high resolution scanning electron microscope
- Laboratories enabling electrochemistry, biochemistry, and chemical synthesis
- Research laboratories for crystallisation studies equipped with a wide range of analytical equipment including Raman microscopy, BET, TGA and DSC.
- Particle and polymer analysis by DLS, zeta potential and GPC as well as spectroscopic instrumentation (UV-vis; fluorescence).
- State-of-the-art electron microscopy facilities
- We also have access to bio-imaging, cryo-TEM, flow cytometry and biomolecular interactions facilities, TEM and powder diffraction measurements, variable temperature X-ray powder diffraction, a SQUID magnetometer and a Scanning Probe Microscope facility
- Monitoring and scale up facilities within the Institute of Process Research and Development to investigate and optimise the performance of our nanocatalysts in flow and batch reactor platforms in single and multiphase chemical reactions.