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.
Dr Nick Evans
March 2017: Results from Beth’s BSc project have been published in a paper in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry – the rapid synthesis of rotaxanes containing axles with a single amide hydrogen bond templating motif (along with some computational modelling from our collaborator Dr Michael Peach).
December 2016: Charlie and Nick present posters at the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Meeting at the University of Edinburgh. Charlie also presents a poster and delivers a short talk on his research at Lancaster University’s Faculty of Science and Technology Christmas Conference.
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.
See the News Archive for older news items.