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Professor Oren Scherman

Our research interests include the synthesis of functional nanosystems, controlled polymer architectures and dynamic supramolecular assemblies through molecular recognition processes.


The underlying theme of our research lies at the interface between synthetic organic efforts on small molecules and macroscopic properties at the materials level, developing a macro-organic approach to chemistry. Dynamic supramolecular self-assembly of materials will be an area of great importance in the coming years, allowing for innovations in nanotechnology and at the biological and chemical interfaces.


We are particularly interested in exploring topics such as water-soluble and stimuli-responsive materials, template and imprinting technologies of functional polymers for use in chiral separations and enantioselective catalysis, and controlling material morphologies and architectures both in solution and in the solid state through rational design and a multi-step, hierarchical self-assembly process.



Publications

Toward a versatile toolbox for cucurbit[n]uril-based supramolecular hydrogel networks through in situ polymerization
J Liu, C Soo Yun Tan, Y Lan, OA Scherman
– Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
(2017)
55,
3105
Light-Directed Tuning of Plasmon Resonances via Plasmon-Induced Polymerization Using Hot Electrons.
T Ding, J Mertens, A Lombardi, OA Scherman, JJ Baumberg
– ACS photonics
(2017)
4,
1453
Tough Supramolecular Polymer Networks with Extreme Stretchability and Fast Room-Temperature Self-Healing
J Liu, CSY Tan, Z Yu, N Li, C Abell, OA Scherman
– Adv Mater
(2017)
29,
1605325
DESolution of CD and CB Macrocycles
JA McCune, S Kunz, M Olesińska, OA Scherman
– Chemistry
(2017)
23,
8601
Time-resolved laser spectroscopy for the in situ characterization of methacrylate monomer flow within spruce
ER Janeček, Z Walsh-Korb, I Bargigia, A Farina, MH Ramage, C D Andrea, A Nevin, A Pifferi, OA Scherman
– Wood Science and Technology
(2017)
51,
227
Biomimetic Supramolecular Polymer Networks Exhibiting both Toughness and Self-Recovery
J Liu, CSY Tan, Z Yu, Y Lan, C Abell, OA Scherman
– Adv Mater
(2017)
29,
1604951
Mining 2:2 Complexes from 1:1 Stoichiometry: Formation of Cucurbit[8]uril−Diarylviologen Quaternary Complexes Favored by Electron-Donating Substituents
G Wu, M Olesińska, Y Wu, D Matak-Vinkovic, OA Scherman
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2017)
139,
3202
The wood from the trees: The use of timber in construction
MH Ramage, H Burridge, M Busse-Wicher, G Fereday, T Reynolds, DU Shah, G Wu, L Yu, P Fleming, D Densley-Tingley, J Allwood, P Dupree, PF Linden, O Scherman
– Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
(2017)
68,
333
Modulating the oxidation of cucurbit[n]urils.
JA McCune, E Rosta, OA Scherman
– Org Biomol Chem
(2017)
15,
998
Cucurbit[n]uril-Based Microcapsules Self-Assembled within Microfluidic Droplets: A Versatile Approach for Supramolecular Architectures and Materials.
J Liu, Y Lan, Z Yu, CSY Tan, RM Parker, C Abell, OA Scherman
– Accounts of Chemical Research
(2017)
50,
208
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Research Groups

Research Interest Groups

Telephone number

01223 334372 (shared)
31797

Email address

oas23@cam.ac.uk