Anna Slater joined the Cooper group in March 2013 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate focussing on the synthesis and characterisation of porous organic cages.
Anna graduated from the University of Nottingham with a PhD in Supramolecular Chemistry (2011), specialising in the synthesis of perylene bisimide derivatives for surface self-assembly under the supervision of Professor Neil Champness. She then remained in the Champness group to undertake a PDRA position synthesising asymmetric porphyrin derivatives for use as hydrogen bonding tectons. This collaborative project allowed her to gain experience in STM imaging and molecular modelling as well as a wide range of electrochemical and optical characterisation techniques.
Anna’s research interests include the study of complex mixtures, high throughput screening and flow chemistry, self-assembly, synthesis optimisation, and dynamic combinatorial chemistry. She is an enthusiastic if mediocre runner, and enjoys attempting to cultivate creative hobbies in her spare time.