Recent GreenlandLab News

March 2023 Lydia Joins as a PDRA:  Lydia rejoins the group as a PDRA working on the mechanochemical synthesis of high value products as part of a HEIF funded project.

Feb 2023 New paper: Lydia's second paper from the group comes out. Read about the impact of chemical structure and solvents on complex formation between pi-electron poor tweezer compounds and pi-electron rich guests.

Jan 2023 New PhDs from the lab: Mary and Lydia both pass PhDs with Minor Corrections! Well done both.

September 2022 New Paper: Well done Rachel, her MPhil work on COVID Killing Surfaces hits the press.

September 2022: BWG talks at the birthday celebration event for Prof Phil Parsons at Imperial college - a great day

August 2022 New Paper: Second LabFact paper with the Spencer group: A Convenient, Rapid, Conventional Heating Route to MIDA Boronates 

July 2022 New paper: Congrats to Lydia Panther and all the co-authors on our first Mechanochemistry paper about the synthesis of core-Functionalized Naphthalene diimides 

March 2022 New Paper: With the Hayes group at Reading we publish a large review covering the applications of supramolecular polymers

Feb 2022 New PDRA: Dr Dan Guest joins as a PDRA

February 2022: Hugo passes MPhil - Many congrats to Hugo for passing his MPhil with only minor corrections 

January 2022 New paper: Second INTERREG paper with the Spencer Group : Expanding the Repertoire of Low-Molecular-Weight Pentafluorosulfanyl-Substituted Scaffolds - well done Arathy and Dan 

February 2021 New paper: First INTERREG paper with the Spencer Group: Synthesis and biological evaluation of benzodiazepines containing a pentafluorosulfanyl group. Well done Arathy!

October 2020 New paper: Well done Tahkur - we publish his last paper on crosslinked debond on demand adhesives this month

September 2020: Rachel Lam joins the GreenlandLab on an MPhil working on sanitising surfaces

June 2020 Invited talk: Domino Printing LtD: Supramolecular polymers for real world applications

December 2019 BWG speaks at the MC14 (2019) Birmingham, about our work on designing healable, debond-on-demand adhesives

September 2019 New Paper: Well done again (see July 2019!) to Sara and Tahkur as well as Stephen  and Gerry at Stanelco RF Technologies Ltd who all made our latest debond-on-demand adhesives paper possible. Here we show that composite adhesive can debond-on-demand in an oscillating magnetic field.

​​September 2019 LabFact Launch event: BWG speaks at the LabFact Launch event in Southampton - a great event showcasing how we can move factories into fume hoods using mechanochemistry and related synthetic methods.

July 2019 New Paper: Well done Tahkur, Sara and everyone else who contributed to our latest debond-on-demand adhesives paper which can be found here.

July 2019 Conference: BWG speaks at the MC14 conference in Birmingham about our work on healable and debond-on-demand adhesives.

July 2019 Welcome to the Summer students: Lunch to welcome the summer students: Arsham, Gioia and Jess to the lab for a great few weeks of exciting chemistry 

May 2019 Flow chemistry in Rouen: Off to Rouen for a great few days of flow chemistry / continuous manufacturing talks.

October 2018 Invited talk: BWG talks at the AMI conference on self healing materials in London, where he discusses the great work on rebondable adhesives by Sara and Tahkur from the group. 

August 2018: Macrocycle work highlighted in SynFacts: Our recent work on conjugated macrocycles has been highlighted by Tim Swager in the journal SynFacts. Well done to Long Chen and Kate Lim who sorted out the synthesis. 

July 2018 GreenlandLab Dr 2: Tahkur Babra becomes the 2nd Dr from the GreenlandLab - Well done Tahkur! His First paper on responsive adhesives can be found here.

​​​​The Greenland lab is a multidisciplinary research group based in the chemistry department at the University of Sussex. We focus on the synthesis of materials that can respond to their environment. Ongoing projects include supramolecular systems, healable polymers, nano composites, debond-on-demand adhesives, polymers for drug delivery and green chemistry. For more information about our research please see our publications

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July 2019 Mechanochemistry in Sussex: Dinner before kicking off the INTERREG mechanochemistry conference at UoS.

Feb 2019 Mechanochem in the GreenlandLab: Lovely videos from Hugo and Mary showing colour changing supramolecular mechanochemistry in the lab today.

Dec 2018 Chrimbo meal: Lydia, Hugo, Mary and BWG enjoying post meal drinks after a great term setting up a new lab and starting exciting projects at Sussex

Jan 2019 trip to Caen: Hugo, Mary and BWG join fellow INTERREGers in Caen to present their work and start new collaborations

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​​October 2018 GreenlandLab welcomes 2 new MChem students: Welcome to Connall O'Donavan and Samir Gupta working on responsive micelles and drug conjugates for the next 6 months. 

October 2018 GreenlandLab welcomes 3 new PhD students: Welcome to Lydia Pearce, Hugo Emerit and Mary Wong funded by the University of Sussex and an EU INTERREG grant.