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

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.


            Previous Group Members

            Post Docs

            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