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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

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
– Physics 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
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
(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
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
(2020)
7,
2337
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
(2020)
581,
417
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
(2020)
22,
14976
Quantitative Supramolecular Heterodimerization for Efficient Energy Transfer
G Wu, Z Huang, OA Scherman
– Angewandte Chemie
(2020)
132,
16097
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Telephone number

01223 334372 (shared)
31797

Email address

oas23@cam.ac.uk