Group Leader

Dr. 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

2010 - date: 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

Post Docs

Gary Scott

    Graduate Students

    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.

            Florimond Cumine

            The aim of Florimond’s project is to find organic electron donors, which can promote the coupling reactions between two aryl moieties without the requirement of any transition metal. His computational studies are mainly to check the energy barriers of the electron transfer reactions from an electron donor to an aryl halide (with Marcus theory) and of the coupling reaction cycle.

              Undergraduate Students

              Jasmin Clough

              2017-2018

                Iain Taylor

                2017

                  Andrew Coom

                  2017

                    Caitlin Wright

                    2017

                      Daniel Clarke

                      2017


                        Previous Group Members

                        Post Docs

                        Bhaskar Mondal

                        2010-2013

                          Jörg Sassmannshausen

                          2009-2010

                            Qinghua Ren

                            2008-2010

                              Graduate Students

                              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

                                                    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

                                                                                                  Laura Janssen

                                                                                                    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