Jim Tucker

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students

Yes

PhD projects

The main interest of James Tucker’s research group is in supramolecular chemistry (the study of intermolecular interactions), in particular the study of functional redox-active and photo-active (photochromic) receptors that bind charged and neutral species. 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.