Research in the TuttleLab is focused on the concept of reducing molecular search spaces. The reduction of molecular search spaces involves the use of computational methodology to inform, focus and drive the direction of molecular research. The group works in close collaboration with experimental colleagues to ensure the results from our design work are able to be directly implemented in a practical laboratory. The process of reducing molecular search spaces involves three phases: (1) rationalising and understanding existing systems; (2) isolating the governing molecular processes; and (3) predicting new systems with enhanced/desirable properties and reactivities. A variety of different methods are used in pursuit of this goal, including ab initio, DFT, semi-empirical, MM, coarse grain and hybrid QM/MM methodologies.
News From the Lab
This year the Tuttlelab decided to include escape rooms into their Christmas party. They split into two teams and did a room each. Both teams managed to escape (although one much faster than the other). The festivities then moved on to the Butterfly and Pig where the group enjoyed a very enjoyable meal, after this […]
In October Polly and Mark travelled to Shanghai to attend a conference on Organic Free Radicals. This was held at the Shanghai Institute for Organic Chemistry The week long conference had a wide range of interesting talks given by academics from around the world, including Prof John Murphy from Strathclyde, that showed the depth and […]
The WestChem Research day was recently held at the University of Strathclyde. Talks were given by students from both Glasgow and Strathclyde universities and a plenary lecture by Professor Sabine Flitsch, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Manchester. After an interesting day of talks, Katie won the prize for best talk.
In the beginning of June, Inês went to Paris to attend a conference on soft matter and gels, organised by SMARTNET together with Solvay (see website http://www.smartnet4u.org/2016/06/22/gels-formulations-and-supramolecular-materials/). It was an amazing 2-day conference with talks on self-assembly, gel rheology and multicomponent gel applications, from both invited speakers (Dave Adams, Gareth Lloyd, etc) and also Smartnet […]