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.

Further information on my current and past research may be found on these pages, so feel free to explore. “Latest News” may be found below, as well as on Twitter @Supra_Evans, along with some (supramolecular chemistry) views.

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

Latest News

November 2017: A paper (with Geoff Akien) 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.

October 2017: Emily and Chris join the group as our first ever MChem project students. A mini-review that Nick has written on chiral catenanes and rotaxanes has been accepted by Chemistry – A European Journal.

September 2017: Charlie returns from spending three months away in Japan on the JSPS Summer Programme. Nick assists with the audio-visuals at the RSC Co-ordination and Organometallic Chemistry Discussion Group Meeting held at Lancaster University. At the end of the month, Nick is awarded a pump prime award from the Supporting Synthesis and Self-Assembly event he attended in July to support a project working with Will Unsworth (University of York).

July 2017: In Cambridge, Nick presents a poster and flash presentation at the combined International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry and ISACS: Challenges in Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry meetings.

June 2017: Nick attends Supporting Synthesis and Self-Assembly (an event for early career researchers run by the EPSRC Dial-a-Molecule and Directed Assembly networks) in Liverpool, presenting a poster and flash presentation.

See the News Archive for older news items.