The Foster Group

Our interests lie at the interface between supramolecular chemistry and nanomaterials.

By understanding how to design molecular building blocks which can self-assemble to create nano-structured materials we aim to open up new applications not possible with conventional materials.

Our research is intrinsically multi-disciplinary and collaborative. Projects within our group span organic, inorganic and nanomaterials synthesis, solid- and solution-state characterisation, diffraction, spectroscopy, and microscopy.

We’re interested in creating new types of sensors, catalysts, membranes, composite materials and electronic devices. This leads us to collaborate extensively with industrial and academic partners across disciplines and around the world.