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 interest is in the investigation of Host-Guest Recognition. 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 ever more useful receptors for a variety of ionic and molecular guests.

Some further information on my current and past research may be found on these pages, so feel free to explore. If you have any enquiries, please contact me. For those who are interested in joining my group, check out the Opportunities page for advice.

Many thanks for taking time to visit my website.

Dr Nick Evans

Latest News

November 2016: A book chapter on chiral host-guest recognition that Nick co-authored with Paul Beer has been published by Wiley as part of the book Chirality in Supramolecular Assemblies: Causes and Consequences.

October 2016: Nick writes at The Conversation about the award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Ben Feringa for their work on the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

August 2016: A paper on pyridine-N-oxide rotaxane synthesis by Nick and Charlie (with computational collaborator Dr Michael Peach) has been published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. As part of an EPSRC funded initiative run at Lancaster University to give undergraduate students the opportunity to experience research, Tim joins the group as an intern working on novel hydrogen bond templated rotaxanes.

July 2016: Nick gives a flash presentation as part of the Researcher Links Workshop at the 5th International Conference on Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates at the University of Bath.

June 2016: Nick and Charlie move into the newly refurbished synthetic chemistry research laboratory in the Faraday Building at Lancaster University.

See the News Archive for older news items.