Jim Tucker

Colleges, School and Institutes

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, King's College London

    Cryptands and Cryptates Containing Metallocene Units

  • Bachelor of Science, King's College London


Professional Qualifications

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, MRSC

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

The main interest of Jim Tucker’s research group is in DNA chemistry and supramolecular chemistry and in particular the study of functional redox-active and photo-active systems. The group are particularly interested in systems where guest binding can be sensed or controlled using an external stimulus, leading to the development of molecular sensors for a range of biological targets (eg, amino acids and DNA) and molecular switches for nanotechnological applications.