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

Latest News

January 2019: Charlie and Tim’s paper on modulating the expression of chirality in a mechanically chiral rotaxane has been accepted by ChemComm. Emma and Curtis commence their BSc CHEM381 projects.

December 2018: Charlie submits his PhD thesis for examination. Nick (with Dr Nick Fletcher) hosts the 2018 RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Interest Group meeting – MASC2018 – at Lancaster University, with over 150 delegates attending.

November 2018: Nick presents a talk to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Lincoln.

October 2018: New academic year starts with MSci student Matt joining Nick to start his CHEM400 project.

See the News Archive for older news items.