Our research is rooted firmly in synthetic chemistry with an emphasis on applying  the various different types of nanomaterials we produce in a number of different fields: from biomedicine and catalysis to cultural heritage conservation. The beauty of this is being able to work in the lab on a daily basis directly with biologists, biochemists, physicists, engineers and heritage scientists on many exciting and diverse projects.

Currently, our principle research lines involve the use of antimicrobial nanomaterials for cultural heritage conservation, new approaches to the synthesis and use of plasmonic nanoparticles for near-infra red laser-induced optical hyperthermia, as well as new routes towards polyoxometalate-stabilised nanoparticles and hybrid nanometre-sized polymeric capsules with antimicrobial functionality.