Tell Tuttle’s research is focused on the concept of “reducing molecular search spaces” – a phrase that was coined in the group. The group works closely with experimental colleagues to address practical problems in the areas of molecular structure (development of new materials), molecular recognition (drug design), molecular reactivity (new catalysts and new paradigms in organic reaction mechanisms) and molecular properties (development of organic photovoltaics). The understanding derived from the computational and theoretical methods employed in our research results in the generation of predictive models that are used to design molecular-based solutions to a range of problems from chemistry to biomedicine to nanotechnology to organic electronics.
2018 – date: Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
2010 – 2018: Senior lecturer in Physical Organic Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
2007 – 2010: Lecturer in Physical Organic Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
2004 – 2006: Post doc in the group of Prof. Walter Thiel at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.
2002 – 2004: PhD thesis in theoretical chemistry, supervised by Prof. Dieter Cremer and Prof. Elfi Kraka at Göteborg University, Sweden.
2001: Honours year thesis in computational chemistry with Prof. Brian Yates at the University of Tasmania.
1998 – 2000: Undergraduate studies at the University of Tasmania. B.Sc with majors in physics and chemistry.