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 [PtBr2{iPr2P(CF=CF2)}2]

[PtBr2{PiPr2(CF=CF2)}2]
Only the second ever unit cell to contain both cis- and trans- isomers of the same complex at the same time. (And the other one is fluorine containing as well!) more...

Fluorine
a toothbrush

Dental Products
Fluoride is added to many toothpastes, and to some water supplies, because it is proven to reduce dental cavities.

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
HFC-134a cylinder

HFCs in Fluorine Chemistry
Alan Brisdon's Fluorine Chemistry group have pioneered the chemistry of HFCs (CFC replacements) for generating trifluorovinyl and trifluoropropynyl reagents.

Fluorine in Society
An LCD display

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