• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

20042019
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Personal profile

General

I received my training as a synthetic organic chemist as a Ph.D. student at Manchester University (supervisor, Professor J K Sutherland) where I synthesised a variety of natural product analogues.  Subsequently, as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1992-1994, PI Professor J Rebek Jr) I gained invaluable early experience of combinatorial chemistry through the synthesis and subsequent deconvolution of soluble combinatorial libraries. After a year spent at Warwick University as a temporary lecturer and a three-year period spent as a lecturer at the Nottingham Trent University, I moved to Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC), within the School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) at Aston University, in October 1998. In addition to teaching and research reposonsibilities, I am the EAS Director of Research Degrees and the CEAC Placement tutor.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on using synthetic organic chemistry as a tool with which to develop new compounds and materials. A prinicpal focus is on the generation of bespoke monomers which are designed and synthesised before being introduced into polymerisation reactions to generate materials with properties tailored for disparate applications in fields ranging from cellular delivery and bioimaging to molecular recognition, combinatorial chemistry and high-throughput screening.

Teaching Activity

My teaching activities reflect my research interests and are largely organic chemistry-based.  I teach on both the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering programmes offered by the School. I give lectures in the following modules; CH1102 Organic Chemistry 1, CE1012 Chemistry for Engineers, CH1104 Molecular Transformations, CH2101 Chemical Analysis, CH2102 Organic Chemistry 2, CH3103 Organic Chemistry 3. As part of the above module load, I run the Year 1 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory classes and the Organic Chemistry Laboratory classes and give a number of support tutorials in addition to my lectures. I am responsible for organising the Year 3 Literature Research Projects (CH3117) and I run the CEAC Placement Year.

Employment

  • 2015 – date Reader, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Aston University
  • 2008 – 2015 Senior Lecture, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Aston University
  • 1998 – 2008 Lecturer Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Aston University
  • 1995-1998 Lecturer, Department of Chemistry & Physics, Nottingham Trent University
  • 1994 – 1995 Temporary Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Warwick University
  • 1992-1994 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, MIT, USA

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Manchester University, 1989
  • MSc in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Manchester University, 1990
  • PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Manchester University, 1992

Contact Details

Phone number: 0121 204 3425
Email: a.j.sutherland@aston.ac.uk
Room number: MB132

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • polymer chemistry

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Microspheres Chemical Compounds
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Molybdenum Chemical Compounds
Polystyrenes Chemical Compounds
Scintillation Chemical Compounds
Semiconductor quantum dots Chemical Compounds
Molecules Chemical Compounds
Ligands Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2004 2019

Polar and non-polar structures of NH4TiOF3

Boytsova, O., Dovgaliuk, I., Chernyshov, D., Eliseev, A., O'brien, P., Sutherland, A. J. & Bosak, A., 1 Jan 2019, 52, 1, p. 23-26 4 p.

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Temperature
Phase Transition
Polymorphism
Ammonium Compounds
X-Ray Diffraction

Unveiling point defects in titania mesocrystals: a combined EPR and XPS study

Konstantinova, E., Minnekhanov, A., Beltiukov, A., Ivanov, V., Sutherland, A. J. & Boytsova, O., 2 Aug 2018, In : New Journal of Chemistry. 42, 18, p. 15184-15189

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Point defects
Paramagnetic resonance
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Photosensitivity
Polyethylene

23-electron octahedral molybdenum cluster complex [{Mo6I8}Cl6]–

Sutherland, A. J., Efremova, O., Shestopalov, M. A., Vorotnikova, N. A., Vorotnikov, Y. A., Mironov, Y. V., Kitamura, N., Novozhilov, I. N., Syrokvashin, M., Nadolinny, V., Kuratieva, N., Benoit, D., Walton, R. & Clarkson, G., 22 Dec 2017, In : Inorganic Chemistry.

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Molybdenum
molybdenum
Transition metal compounds
Electrons
Redox reactions

Control of shape and size of poly (lactic acid) microspheres based on surfactant and polymer concentration

Singh, B., Singh, P., Sutherland, A. J. & Pal, K., 15 May 2017, In : Materials Letters. 195, p. 48-51 4 p.

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lactic acid
Lactic acid
Microspheres
Surface-Active Agents
Polymers

New insights into polymer mediated formation of anatase mesocrystals

Olga, B. V., Sadovnikov, A. A., Yorov, K. E., Beltiukov, A. N., Baranchikov, A. E., Ivanov, V. K., Zhong, X., Lewis, D. J., O'Brien, P. & Sutherland, A. J., 2017, In : Crystengcomm. 19, 24, p. 3281-3287 7 p.

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anatase
Titanium dioxide
Polyethylene glycols
Polymers
Defects

Thesis

Solid-phase combinatorial chemistry and scintillation proximity assays

Author: McCairn, M. C., Jul 2003

Supervisor: Sutherland, A. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Solid-supported boronic acid conjugates for sugar and glycopeptide recognition

Author: Chisnall, P. C., Oct 2008

Supervisor: Sutherland, A. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Synthesis and characterisation of polymers for application in organic electronics

Author: Kolomanska, J., Jul 2015

Supervisor: Topham, P. D. (Supervisor), Sutherland, A. J. (Supervisor) & Topham, P. D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Synthesis and evaluation of nanoparticle-polymer composites

Author: Chundoo, E., 8 Jan 2013

Supervisor: Sutherland, A. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Synthesis and evaluation of novel ligands for quantum dot stabilisation and polymerisation studies

Author: Cummins, S., Jan 2006

Supervisor: Sutherland, A. J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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