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
The crystal packing diagram of [AuCl{Et2P(CF=CF2)}]

Going for Gold ...
Weak gold..gold (aurophilic) interactions were probed in a series of gold fluorophosphine complexes. In many cases other interactions were more important than aurophilicity more...

Fluorine
water beads on a surface

Repelency coatings
Many water repellency treatments for clothes and equipment, such as coats, shoes and tents, are based on fluorochemicals.

Fluorine Group News
A representation of the fluorovinyl phosphine PPh(CF=CF2)2

Top 25!
Our review of fluoroalkenyl, fluoroalkynyl and fluoroalkyl phosphines was in the SciVerse JFC top 25 Hottest Articles.
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Fluorine@Manchester
Chemical drawing of selectfluor

Selectfluor
The world's most famous electrophillic (F+) fluorinating agent SelectfluorTM was invented in Manchester at UMIST by Professor Eric Banks.

Fluorine in Society
An LCD display

Modern Display Devices
Flat screen TVs & computer LCD displays work efficiently because they contain fluorine-containing compounds.