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Sebastian Pike Research Group

Sebastian Pike Research Group

The Pike Group is an Inorganic Chemistry Research group at the University of Warwick. The group studies metal-oxo cluster molecules which absorb light and can be used as photocatalysts for chemical transformations and to make sustainable 'solar' fuels.


These intriguing molecular clusters also help us to explain the reactivity on the surface of widely utilised metal oxide materials such as TiO2 and CeO2. We are interested in the similarities and differences between molecules and materials and how size can effect properties.

We have diverse interests across Inorganic Chemistry including organometallic reactivity, catalysis, crystallography and materials science.

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Stephen gives a seminar!

Stephen rounds off 2021 with an excellent talk at the Synthesis & Catalysis Seminar Series. Well done Stephen.


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Funded Postdoctoral Research Associate Position available to start in 2022 (start date ~Apr-Jul), please contact Seb if you are interested in joining the group!!

Please get in touch if you are interested in studying with us as a master's or PhD student or would like to apply for postdoctoral funding. Contact details

Postdoctoral Fellowships: We are keen to support applications for Fellowships (including links below), please get in touch if you are interested in applying.

PhD Studentships:

Undergraduate Opportunities:

  • Summer-student opportunities (2022) are available, please get in touch for more information.
  • 3rd years - please contact Seb to discuss MChem or MRes projects for your 4th year.