The Rotello Group
Organic chemistry in materials science and biological chemistry
Our research focuses on the area of supramolecular chemistry: the study and application of non-covalent interactions. These interactions include hydrogen bonding, aromatic stacking and other electrostatic attractions and repulsions. We are currently employing these concepts of molecular recognition to explore a wide range of important questions in the areas of biological and materials chemistry.
In our research we use a wide range of techniques to explore and apply supramolecular chemistry, including:
NMR, EPR, and Optical Spectroscopy
Atomic Force Microscopy
Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Techiniques
These techniques are employed within the group in a highly collaborative fashion, with students and post-docs with different interests working together to explore new areas of research. This provides group members with the strength in their chosen area and the multidisciplinary background required to be successful in cutting edge industrial and academic careers.
Here are some of the projects we are currently involved in, as well links to the students and post-docs involved in the research.
Nanoparticles in Biology and Materials
Recognition and Catalysis in Silicates
Surfaces:Devices and Sensors
Group member's pages can be found here:
The complete group bibliography can be found here:
Below are some images from ongoing projects
Transmission electron micrograph of 2 nm gold particles functionalized with recognition elements; research of Andy Boal, Cheryl Briggs, and Joe Simard (With help from Kulmeet Sandhu)
Giant vesicles formed from complementary random copolymers; research of Faysal Ilhan, trent Galow, Gilles Clavier and Mark Gray.