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
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
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
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...

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Fluorine@Manchester
solid fluornating agents, funfluos

Solid phase fluorinations
Sven Schroeder's group look at fluorination of organic substrates using solid-phase "functional" catalysts

Fluorine in Society
An asthma inhaler

Inhaler Propellant
The propellant in many inhalers is an inert hydrofluorocarbon compound. The same material used in air-conditioners.