Gavin Craig

Dr

  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I received my PhD from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Barcelona in 2013, for work carried out in the Magnetism and Functional Molecules Group on magnetically switchable materials known as spin crossover compounds. From 2013 to 2016, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Murrie Group in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. There, I used high pressure crystallography and magnetic measurements to study how the magnetic behaviour of coordination complexes responds to the structural changes induced by squeezing the materials.

After being awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship, I moved to the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Science in Kyoto University, Japan. My research there in the Furukawa Group involved the study of porous molecules for gas storage. In 2018 I was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Furukawa Group.

I joined the University of Strathclyde in September 2019 as a Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in May 2023.

Research Interests

Research in my group focuses on understanding the effects of self-assembly of porous molecules on gas uptake; mechanochemistry; and fabrication of materials. If you are a student or potential Post-Doc interested in working in the group, please get in touch.

Current research group

  • Dr. Emma Regincos Marti (PDRA since March 2023)
  • Dr. Matthew Snelgrove (PDRA since July 2023)
  • Beatriz Doñageuda (PhD student since October 2020)
  • Megan Wilkinson (PhD student since August 2023)
  • Isaac Armstrong (Final year MSci project student)

Academic / Professional qualifications

Qualifications and experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, 2023 - Present
  • Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, 2019 - 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan, 2018 - 2019
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Furukawa Group, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan, 2016 - 2018
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Murrie Group, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, 2013 - 2016
  • PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2013

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Keywords

  • Porous materials
  • coordination chemistry
  • synthetic chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • supramolecular chemistry

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