Welcome

Welcome to my research pages! I am a lecturer at the newly re-opened Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University, developing a research programme in Supramolecular Chemistry.

My primary research interests are in the investigation of Host-Guest Recognition and Self-Assembly. I am looking to build upon the knowledge and expertise I have gained through the study of interlocked molecules and chiral lanthanide complexes, to prepare molecules, complexes or supramolecular assemblies that may act as ever more useful receptors for a variety of ionic and molecular guests.

Please feel free to explore! For those who are new to supramolecular chemistry you might like to start with this introduction. Details on my current and past research may be found on these pages.

If you have any enquiries, please contact me. For those who are interested in joining my group, check out the Opportunities page for advice.

Dr Nick Evans


**Funded PhD Opportunity (UK/EU students) – Competitive**

A Supramolecular Chemistry project (with Nick as supervisor) is available on the list of projects that are being advertised currently for the competitive PhD studentship programme (3.5 years funding, starting Autumn 2018) at the Department of Chemistry, Lancaster University.

This project would involve the synthesis and study of catenanes and rotaxanes for a range of functional applications.

Interested students are very much encouraged to email Nick with any project specific questions. For further details on the formal application process, please see here.


**LU Undergraduate Research Projects (CHEM381/CHEM400) for 2018/19**

Projects are available to work on Supramolecular Chemistry projects under my supervision as part of CHEM381 and CHEM400 modules in 2018/19.* These are open to chemistry and natural sciences students, providing you have taken the relevant CHEM modules as stated on the project outlines.

The projects advertised allow you to either specialize in synthetic chemistry or combine synthesis with some analytical chemistry. They are designed to not only fulfil the relevant module requirements, but to also directly contribute to my wider research programme.

Having checked out the project outlines distributed by the department, please do feel free to email me with any questions arising. If you are on campus, I am very happy to meet up with you in person to discuss what the projects would involve in more detail.

* For general details regarding how projects are assigned, please refer to information provided by the relevant module convenor (Lefteris Danos or Lorna Ashton).


Latest News

April 2018: Preparations are well under way for the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Interest Group Meeting (MASC2018) to be held at Lancaster in December 2018, with the meeting website now online.

January 2018: Nick starts the new year by presenting at PDB60 (60th Birthday Symposium for Prof Paul Beer) held at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford.

November 2017: A paper on a [3]rotaxane and [2]rotaxane molecular shuttle has been published by Supramolecular Chemistry – an invited contribution for a special issue on Emerging UK Talent in Supramolecular Chemistry. Nick presents a poster at “Synthetic Tools for the Exploration of 3D Pharmaceutical Space” (an EPSRC Dial-a-Molecule network meeting) at the University of York.

See the News Archive for older news items.