Join the Fluorine Research Group

Making initial contact

We always welcome applications and expressions of interest from potential new members to the group either by email, or post, at anytime, please see the contact page for postal and electronic addresses.

Formal applications

Formal applications should either be made online at www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply or addressed to Lorraine Onabanjo, who can be contacted either via the postgraduate contacts page, or by post as follows:

Postgraduate Admissions,
School of Chemistry,
University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
Manchester,
M13 9PL,
United Kingdom.

Fully funded postdoctoral (RA) and PhD Positions

Funded Postdoctoral positions are advertised on the School of Chemistry web pages. PhD funding that is currently available can be found on the studentship pages.

Finding funding

Where possible we will try and assist/support applications from people wishing to join the group via a scholarship or fellowship. There are a number of sources of funding for such positions, some of which are given below.

If you are interested in applying for funding to join our group via one of these routes then please contact me directly and we will see what we can do to help.

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Fluorine News
fluorographene, or graphene fluoride

Fluorographene
Following on from previous work fluorinating Buckminster fullerene (C60) we are studying the fluorination of graphene - the super strong, one-layer thick version of graphite to generate graphene fluoride or fluorographene more...

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A pharmaceutical capsule

Modern Drugs
Many new, modern drugs contain fluorinated groups, these include anaesthetics, antibiotics and anticancer drugs.

Fluorine Group News
The crystal structure of [FeCp(CO)2(CCl=CF2)]

[FeCp(CO)2(CCl=CF2)]
One of the first organometallic chlorodifluorovinyl complexes to be prepared.

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Fluorine@Manchester
HFC-134a cylinder, a solvent for enzyme reactions

HFCs for biological transformations
Jason Micklefield's group pioneered the use of HFCs as solvents for enzymatic reactions.

Fluorine in Society
A bundle of wires

Wire Coatings
The use of a fluorinated outer coating keeps wires dry and protect them from fire damage.