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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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Publications

Mechanically Matching the Rheological Properties of Brain Tissue for Drug-Delivery in Human Glioblastoma Models
CC Parkins, JH McAbee, L Ruff, A Wendler, R Mair, RJ Gilbertson, C Watts, OA Scherman
– Biomaterials
(2021)
120919
Host-Guest Induced Peptide Folding with Sequence-Specific Structural Chirality
DE Clarke, G Wu, C Wu, OA Scherman
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2021)
143,
6323
Identifying Efficient Transport Pathways in Early-Wood Timber: Insights from 3D X-ray CT Imaging of Softwood in the Presence of Flow (vol 136, pg 813, 2021)
HC Burridge, R Pini, SMK Shah, TPS Reynolds, G Wu, DU Shah, OA Scherman, MH Ramage, PF Linden
– Transport in Porous Media
(2021)
137,
799
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
(2021)
126,
047402
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
(2021)
136,
813
Imidazolium-modification enables enhanced photocatalytic CO2 reduction on ZnSe quantum dots
C Sahm, E Mates-Torres, N Eliasson, K Sokolowski, A Wagner, K Dalle, Z Huang, OA Scherman, L Hammarström, M Garcia-Melchor, E Reisner
– Chemical Science
(2021)
Supramolecular Hydrogels Prepared From Fluores- cent Alkyl Pyridinium Acrylamide Monomers and CB[8]
DJ Whitaker, Z Huang, BW Longbottom, RL Sala, G Wu, OA Scherman
– Polymer Chemistry
(2021)
12,
519
Toward Understanding CB[7]-Based Supramolecular Diels-Alder Catalysis
D Berta, I Szabó, OA Scherman, E Rosta
– Frontiers in chemistry
(2020)
8,
587084
Eliminating irreproducibility in SERS substrates
DB Grys, R Chikkaraddy, M Kamp, OA Scherman, JJ Baumberg, B de Nijs
– Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
(2020)
52,
412
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
(2020)
11,
12165
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Telephone number

01223 334372 (shared)
31797

Email address

oas23@cam.ac.uk