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.
Fully funded PhD Studentship with the Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Science to study the structure and reactivity of porous microcrystalline materials using electron diffraction. TO USE OUR NEW ELECTRON DIFFRACTOMETER! Please contact Seb for details (sebastian.pikeATwarwick.ac.uk)
Fully funded PhD Studentship (computational project) to study the electronic structure & photochemistry of molecular iron(III)-oxo clusters, in collaboration with Prof. Nick Hine @Warwick_Physics. Please contact Seb for details