Welcome to my research pages! I am a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Chemistry at Lancaster University, leading 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

January 2023: Bec and Curtis’ paper on the anion modulated expression of mechanical chirality in hydrogen bond templated [2]rotaxanes is online at Chemistry – A European Journal. Steven and Sean’s review on ion pair binding interlocked molecules has also been published in a special issue of Chemistry. Agata joins the group to carry out her final year BSc project.

December 2022: Sean’s paper on the hydrogen bond templated synthesis of catenanes and rotaxanes from a single isophthalic acid derivative is now online at Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. Bec and Sean present posters at the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Interest Group Meeting at the University of Nottingham.

October 2022: Abigail returns to start an MSc by Research investigating lanthanide-containing self-assembled systems.

See the News Archive for older news items.