Group Leader

Prof. Tell Tuttle

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.

Biography

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.

The Team

Current Group members

Graduate Students

Krystian Kolodziejczak

2019 - current.

PhD student working in collaboration with the Murphy group to unravel the mysteries of organic reactivity.

    Alex van Teijlingen

    2019 - current.

    PhD Student working on the application of AI to reduce the molecular search space for large peptides.

      Robert Cordina

      2019 - current.

      PhD student working on chocolate.

        Travis Hesketh

        2018 - current.

        PhD student working on peptide self-assembly.

          Undergraduate Students

          Benjamin Clark

          2019-2020

            Duncan Ross

            2019-2020

              Hamish Swanson

              2019-2020

                George Lawson

                2019-2020


                  Previous Group Members

                  Post Docs

                  Gary Scott

                  2017 - 2018

                    Bhaskar Mondal

                    2010-2013

                      Jörg Sassmannshausen

                      2009-2010

                        Qinghua Ren

                        2008-2010

                          Graduate Students

                          Simon Rohrbach

                          2019

                            Allan Young

                            2019

                              Daniela Kroiss

                              2019

                                Marie-Pierre Dreanic

                                2018

                                  Mark Allison

                                  2018

                                    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

                                                            Cameron Reid

                                                            2018 - 2019

                                                              Jack McQueen

                                                              2018 - 2019

                                                                Hannah Sharratt

                                                                2018 - 2019

                                                                  Rachael Phillips

                                                                  2018 - 2019

                                                                    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