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

Hamish Swanson

2020 - Current

Coarse grain force field and method development.

    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.

          Undergraduate Students

          Amy Eastcroft

          2020-2021

            Ross Urquhart

            2020-2021

              Rebecca Carr

              2020-2021


                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

                                                          Benjamin Clark

                                                          2019-2020

                                                            Duncan Ross

                                                            2019-2020

                                                              Hamish Swanson

                                                              2019-2020

                                                                George Lawson

                                                                2019-2020

                                                                  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