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Leroy Cronin

Leroy Cronin
Professor, Part-time Principal Investigator
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, 1997, York University
B.S., Pure Chemistry, 1994, York University

Specializations: Complex chemical systems, polyoxometalates, electron transfer in metal oxides, electrochemistry, robotic chemical systems, self assembly, digital chemistry

Research focuses:
  ●  Understanding how complex a chemical system needs to be before it is indistinguishable in form and function to biological systems, as well as the digitization of chemistry and exploring the self-assembly and physical properties of molecular metal oxides (polyoxometalates).
  ●  Designing functional molecular and nano-molecular chemical systems that link architectural design with function and recently engineering system-level functions (e.g. coupled catalytic self-assembly, emergence of inorganic materials and fabrication of inorganic cells that allow complex cooperative behaviours).
  ●  Exploring the assembly and engineering of emergent chemical systems aiming towards ‘inorganic biology’.
Recent Publications:
  ●  B. Rausch, M. D. Symes, G. Chisholm, L. Cronin, Science, 2014, 345, 1326.
  ●  C. Busche, L. Vila-Nadal, J. Yan, H. N. Miras, D.-L. Long, V. P. Georgiev, A. Asenov, R. H. Pedersen, N. Gadegaard, M. M. Mirza, D. J. Paul, J. M. Poblet, L. Cronin, Nature, 2014, 515, 545.
  ●  M. Rodriguez, A. J. Surman, G. J. T. Cooper, I. Suarez Marina, Z. Hosni, M. P. Lee, L. Cronin, Nat. Commun., 2015, 6, 8385
  ●  P. J. Kitson, S. Glatzel, W. Chen, C. -G. Lin, Y. -F. Song, L. Cronin, Nat. Protoc., 2016, 11, 920.
  ●  V. Sans, L. Cronin, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 2032.
  ●  C. Sartzi, H. N. Miras, L. Vilà-Nadal, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 15488.
  ●  C. Zhan, R. S. Winter, Q. Zheng, J. Yan, J. M. Cameron, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 14308.
  ●  Q. Zheng, L. Vilà-Nadal, C. Busche, J. S. Mathieson, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 7895.
  ●  I. Nakamura, H. N. Miras, A. Fujiwara, M. Fujibayashi, Y.-F. Song, L. Cronin, R. Tsunashima, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 6524.
  ●  A. Macdonell, N. A. B. Johnson, A. J. Surman, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 5662

Email: Lee.Cronin@Glasgow.ac.uk


Office Location:
Chemical Engineering Bld.,  rm. B507