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I obtained my PhD in 2013 from The University of Manchester under the supervision of Prof. Michael Turner working on N-heterocyclic palladium carbene catalysts for polytriarylamine synthesis. After this I moved to the University of Liverpool working with Prof. Andrew Cooper as a postdoctoral research associate on soluble conjugated microporous polymers (C-PIMs) and water splitting using conjugated microporous polymers as photocatalysts. In 2015 started my new role as a Research Lead within the group leading the photocatalysis research. In 2020 I started my independent career as a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow.
The main goal of our research is to use organic materials for photocatalytic applications, such as hydrogen generation from water and carbon dioxide reduction. For this we make and utilise a range of different materials, such as small oligomers, polymers, conjugated microporous polymers and conjugated organic frameworks. The modularity and structural diversity of the available building blocks allows for excellent fine tuning of the properties of these organic materials.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester
Award Date: 3 Dec 2013
- Conjugated materials
- Conjugated polymers
- Carbon dioxide
- Pathogen inactivation
- Oxidation reactions
30/03/21 → 29/03/23
8/03/21 → 7/03/22
Sprick, R. S., 14 Jan 2021, In: Nanoscale. 13, 2, p. 634-646 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Sprick, R. S., 21 Feb 2021, In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 9, 7, p. 4291-4296 6 p., 4291-4296.
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