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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


What we do

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.

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Correction to: Identifying Efficient Transport Pathways in Early‑Wood Timber: Insights from 3D X‑ray CT Imaging of Softwood in the Presence of Flow (Transport in Porous Media, (2021), 136, 3, (813-830), 10.1007/s11242-020-01540-8)
HC Burridge, R Pini, SMK Shah, TPS Reynolds, G Wu, DU Shah, OA Scherman, MH Ramage, PF Linden
– Transport in Porous Media
Plasmon-Induced Trap State Emission from Single Quantum Dots
J Huang, OS Ojambati, R Chikkaraddy, K Sokołowski, Q Wan, C Durkan, OA Scherman, JJ Baumberg
– Physical review letters
Identifying Efficient Transport Pathways in Early-Wood Timber: Insights from 3D X-ray CT Imaging of Softwood in the Presence of Flow
HC Burridge, R Pini, SMK Shah, TPS Reynolds, G Wu, DU Shah, OA Scherman, MH Ramage, PF Linden
– Transport in Porous Media
Supramolecular hydrogels prepared from fluorescent alkyl pyridinium acrylamide monomers and CB[8]
DJ Whitaker, Z Huang, BW Longbottom, RL Sala, G Wu, OA Scherman
– Polymer Chemistry
Toward Understanding CB[7]-based Supramolecular Diels-Alder Catalysis
D Berta, I Szabó, OA Scherman, E Rosta
– Front Chem
Eliminating irreproducibility in SERS substrates
DB Grys, R Chikkaraddy, M Kamp, OA Scherman, JJ Baumberg, B de Nijs
– Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
Single-site binding of pyrene to poly(ester-imide)s incorporating long spacer-units: Prediction of NMR resonance-patterns from a fractal model
M Knappert, T Jin, SD Midgley, G Wu, OA Scherman, R Grau-Crespo, HM Colquhoun
– Chemical Science
Breaking the Selection Rules of Spin-Forbidden Molecular Absorption in Plasmonic Nanocavities
OS Ojambati, WM Deacon, R Chikkaraddy, C Readman, Q Lin, Z Koczor-Benda, E Rosta, OA Scherman, JJ Baumberg
– ACS Photonics
Contact angle as a powerful tool in anisotropic colloid synthesis
M Kamp, B de Nijs, JJ Baumberg, OA Scherman
– Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Applying support-vector machine learning algorithms toward predicting host-guest interactions with cucurbit[7]uril.
A Tabet, T Gebhart, G Wu, C Readman, M Pierson Smela, VK Rana, C Baker, H Bulstrode, P Anikeeva, DH Rowitch, OA Scherman
– Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
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