Group Leader

Prof. Tell Tuttle

Tell Tuttle's research is focused on the concept of "reducing molecular search spaces" - a term 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.

Biography

2018 - date: Professor in Physical Organic 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.

The Team

Current Group members

Graduate Students

Travis Hesketh

    Simon Rohrbach

      Daniela Kroiss

      Daniela obtained her B.Sc. in Food Science and Biotechnology and her M.Sc. in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Austria) after completing a final year project on human antibody receptors. She joined the Biochemistry Ph.D. program at CUNY in August 2015 and is currently working on a joint project between the City University of New York and the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Prof. Rein Ulijn and Dr. Tell Tuttle. Her research focuses on designing stimuli responsive materials using biological fuel sources.

        Allan Young

        Allan’s work is focused on developing molecular clips containing super electron donors developed by the Murphy group, with the aim of replacing transition-metal catalysed cross-couplings. Allan uses Density Functional Theory to aid in the design of molecular clips, and hopes to use a meta-heuristic search optimiser to rank binding conformations of substrates following design of molecular clips.

          Marie-Pierre Dreanic

          My PhD is a collaborative programme between GSK and the University of Strathclyde. My project is about applying computational methods for a rational design of biocatalyst mainly using QM/MM methods. QM/MM calculations will allow me to gain further insight into enzyme's catalytic mechanisms and simulate the effect of mutations.

            Mark Allison

            Mark’s project will use a combination of computational theory and experimental work to assist in the development of novel organic super electron donors, with aim of transition metal free coupling reactions.

              Undergraduate Students

              Cameron Reid

              2018 - 2019

              Final Year MChem Student

                Jack McQueen

                2018 - 2019

                Final Year MChem Student

                  Hannah Sharratt

                  2018 - 2019

                  Final Year MChem Student

                    Rachael Phillips

                    2018 - 2019

                    Final Year MChem Student


                      Previous Group Members

                      Post Docs

                      Gary Scott

                      2017 - 2018

                        Bhaskar Mondal

                        2010-2013

                          Jörg Sassmannshausen

                          2009-2010

                            Qinghua Ren

                            2008-2010

                              Graduate Students

                              Florimond Cumine

                              2018

                                Ines Moreira

                                2017

                                  Katie Emery

                                  2017

                                    Gary Scott

                                    2017

                                      Armelle Le Gall

                                      2017

                                        Greg Anderson

                                        2016

                                          Daniel Cannon

                                          2016

                                            Ivan Ramos-Sasselli

                                            2016

                                              Marc Reid

                                              2015

                                                Nicola Caldwell

                                                2015

                                                  Christopher Idziak

                                                  2013

                                                    Pim Frederix

                                                    2013

                                                      Undergraduate Project Students

                                                      Jasmin Clough

                                                      2017-2018

                                                        Iain Taylor

                                                        2017 - 2018

                                                          Andrew Coom

                                                          2017 - 2018

                                                            Caitlin Wright

                                                            2017 - 2018

                                                              Daniel Clarke

                                                              2017 - 2018

                                                                Laura Janssen

                                                                2017

                                                                  Christopher Faulkner

                                                                  2016-2017

                                                                    Iain Prentice

                                                                    2016-2017

                                                                      Samuel Stewart

                                                                      2016-2017

                                                                        Lauren Barrie

                                                                        2015-2016

                                                                          Sarah Dyer

                                                                          2015-2016

                                                                            Luca Bartek

                                                                            2015-2016

                                                                              Victoria Lang

                                                                              2015-2016

                                                                                Emma Matthews

                                                                                2014-2015

                                                                                  Louise Cranston

                                                                                  2013-2014

                                                                                    Kimberley Ross

                                                                                    2013-2014

                                                                                      Iain Cameron

                                                                                      2013-2014

                                                                                        Sarah Christmas

                                                                                        2012-2013

                                                                                          Jessica Padden

                                                                                          2012-2013

                                                                                            Amy Romaniuk

                                                                                            2012-2013

                                                                                              Allan Young

                                                                                              2012-2013

                                                                                                Ivan Ramos-Sasselli

                                                                                                2011-2012

                                                                                                  Deborah Cleary

                                                                                                  2011-2012

                                                                                                    Emily Bell

                                                                                                    2011-2012

                                                                                                      Kate Hannaby

                                                                                                      2010-2011

                                                                                                        Daniel Cannon

                                                                                                        2010-2011

                                                                                                          Joe Cameron

                                                                                                          2010-2011

                                                                                                            Scott Flemming

                                                                                                            2009-2010

                                                                                                              Undergraduate Summer Students

                                                                                                              Kirsty Anderson

                                                                                                              2016

                                                                                                                Pauline Verite

                                                                                                                2016

                                                                                                                  Fabian Talbot

                                                                                                                  2015

                                                                                                                    Vincent Montigaud

                                                                                                                    2015

                                                                                                                      Jemma Machlachlan

                                                                                                                      2015

                                                                                                                        Lisa Cowling

                                                                                                                        2015

                                                                                                                          Andy Roberts

                                                                                                                          2012

                                                                                                                            Ben Snow

                                                                                                                            2012

                                                                                                                              James Fox

                                                                                                                              2009

                                                                                                                                Tom Morrell

                                                                                                                                2009

                                                                                                                                  Visiting Scholars

                                                                                                                                  Pardis Tabaee

                                                                                                                                    Frank Fischer

                                                                                                                                    Now PhD student in the Sauer Lab, HU Berlin