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 functionally useful molecules, complexes and supramolecular assemblies.

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 postgraduate and undergraduate opportunities pages for advice.

Dr Nick Evans

Latest News

May 2021: Nick presents on an online lecture to Year 12 & 13 students on chiral interlocked molecules.

January 2021: Andy, Callum and Lucy commence their undergraduate research projects.

December 2020: The Evans Group attends the RSC vMASC conference online with Bec presenting her MASC PhD Thesis Prize lecture – Many congratulations to Bec on winning this prestigious award!

October 2020: Sean begins his PhD preparing interlocked molecules for a variety of supramolecular chemistry applications.

July 2020: Bec starts on our Leverhulme Trust funded project on the synthesis and study of peptide-displaying rotaxanes.

June 2020: Matt and Nick publish a paper on the synthesis and structural analysis of a peptide-displaying [1]rotaxane in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry.

See the News Archive for older news items.