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 2024: Welcome to Alex and Liam as they start the lab work of their BSc projects.

December 2023: Sean presents a poster at the 29th SCI Annual Review Meeting – Organic Synthesis: New Technologies and Applications. The group attends the RSC MASC Meeting at the University of Birmingham with Bec and Sean presenting posters.

November 2023: Congratulations to Abigail on passing her MSc by Research viva.

July 2023: Beth joins the group for a summer internship. Sean attends the 5th ERC Grantees Conference at the University of Edinburgh, and is then joined by Bec and Nick to attend the RSC ECR MASC Meeting at the Crick Institute in London.

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.

See the News Archive for older news items.