Mansell Research Home

Welcome to the website of the Mansell Research Group based at Heriot-Watt University. We develop new catalysts to make useful products more efficiently.

Our vision is to combine the best aspects of main group, transition metal chemistry and f-block chemistry in order to develop better homogeneous catalysts targeting important transformations, including acceptorless dehydrogenation and C-H functionalisation.

An opportunity is currently available to join the group as a PhD student looking into C-H and C-C activation / borylation:
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Please email me if you’d like to know more!

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The Institute of Chemical Sciences
Studying at Heriot-Watt University