University of Edinburgh

The research group is composed of 4 full-time staff and 8 PhD students and includes 2 women researchers.  It has over 20 years of experience in the synthesis of organic materials and 10 years experience in making Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs). The School of Chemistry has excellent facilities for synthetic polymer chemistry and state of the art equipment for structural characterization (e.g. a new suite of NMR spectrometers).  The groups has dedicated Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) and viscometer systems for the determination of polymer molecular mass and a surface area analyser for measuring microporosity.