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Jack Woolley (PDRF)

Jack Woolley


Having completed my MPhys degree in Chemical Physics at Heriot-Watt University, I moved to Warwick University to begin working on my PhD at the new Warwick Centre for Ultrafast Spectroscopy (WCUS). My research focusses on the photostability of molecular systems with applications to sunscreens. I study these systems through transient electronic absorption spectroscopy to understand how they dissipate excess energy within a solvent environment, in a hope to engineer the next generation of photoprotective species for use in commercial applications.

Away from the laboratory I enjoy weekends away hillwalking and rock climbing in the National Parks.

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Computational and Experimental Characterization of Novel Ultraviolet FiltersLink opens in a new window

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Unravelling photoprotection in microbial natural productsLink opens in a new window

J. M. Woolley, V.G. Stavros. Science Progress., 2019.

Highlights from Faraday Discussion on Ultrafast Photoinduced Energy and Charge Transfer, Ventura, CA, USA, April 2019Link opens in a new window

J.M. Woolley, K.M. Krokidi, M.A.P. Turner, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros, N d N. Rodrigues. Chem Comm., 2019.

The Role of Symmetric Functionalisation on Photoisomerisation of a UV Commercial Chemical FilterLink opens in a new window

J.M. Woolley, J.S. Peters, M.A.P. Turner, G.J. Clarkson, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019.

 Unravelling the Photoprotection Properties of Mycosporine Amino Acid MotifsLink opens in a new window

J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, M.D. Horbury, G.W. Richings, M. Wills, and V.G. Stavros. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018.

Additional Publications

Investigating the ultrafast dynamics and long-term photostability of an isomer pair, usujirene and palythene, from the mycosporine-like amino acid familyLink opens in a new window
A..L. Whittock, J.M. Woolley, N. Auckloo, C. Corre and V.G. Stavros Molecules,27(2022) 2272

Intramolecular thiomaleimide [2+2] photocycloadditions: stereoselective control for disulfide stapling and observation of excited state intermediates by transient absorption spectroscopyLink opens in a new window
R. Malde, M.A. Parkes, M. Staniforth, J.M. Woolley, V.G. Stavros, V. Chudasama, H.H. Fielding and J.R. Baker Chem. Sci.,13(2022) 2909

Ultrafast transient absorption spectroelectrochemistry: femtosecond to nanosecond excited-state relaxation dynamics of the individual components of an anthraquinone redox coupleLink opens in a new window
S. Goia, M.A.P. Turner, J.M. Woolley, M.D. Horbury, A.J. Borrill, J.J. Tully, S.J. Cobb, M. Staniforth, N.D.M. Hine, A. Burriss, J.V. Macpherson, B.R. Robinson and V.G. Stavros Chem. Sci.,13(2022) 486

Unravelling the photoprotection properties of Garden Cress Sprout extractLink opens in a new window

T.T. Abiola, N. Auckloo, J.M. Woolley, C. Corre, S. Poigny and V.G. Stavros Molecules, 26 (2021) 7631

Experimental and computational analysis of para-hydroxy methylcinamate following photoexcitationLink opens in a new window

J. Dalton, G.W. Ritchings, J.M. Woolley, T.T. Abiola, S. Habershon and V.G. Stavros Molecules, 26 (2021) 7621

Towards Developing Novel and Sustainable Molecular Light-to-Heat ConvertersLink opens in a new window

T.T. Abiola, B.Rioux, J.M. Toldo, J. Alarcan, J.M. Woolley, M.A.P. Turner, D.J. L. Coxon, M.T. do Casal, C.Peyrot, M.M. Mention, W.J. Buma, M.N.R. Ashfold, A.Braeuning, M.Barbatti, V.G. Stavros, F.Allais, Chem Sci., 2021.

Effects of substituent position on aminobenzoate relaxation pathways in solutionLink opens in a new window

N. d N. Rodrigues, J.M. Woolley, K.M. Krokidi, M. A. Tesa-Serrate, M.A.P. Turner, N.D. Hine, V.G.Stavros, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021.

Hot carriers in mixed Pb-Sn halide perovskite semiconductors cool slowly while retaining their electrical mobilityLink opens in a new window

M. Monti, K. D. G. Imalka Jayawardena, E. Butler-Caddle, R.M.I. Bandara, J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, S. Ravi P. Silva, J. Lloyd-Hughes, Phys. Rev. B 2020

Reinvestigating the Photoprotection Properties of a Mycosporine Amino Acid MotifLink opens in a new window

A.L. Whittock, M.A.P. Turner, D.J.L. Coxon, J.M. Woolley, M.D. Horbury, V.G. Stavros. Front. Chem., 2020.

Ultrafast Optoelectronic Processes in 1D Radial van der Waals Heterostructures: Carbon, Boron Nitride, and MoS2 Nanotubes with Coexisting Excitons and Highly Mobile ChargesLink opens in a new window

M.G. Burdanova, R.J. Kashtiban, Y. Zheng, R. Xiang, S. Chiashi, J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, E. Sakamoto-Rablah, X.Xie, M. Broome, J. Sloan, A. Anisimov, E.I. Kauppinen, S. Maruyama, J. Lloyd-Hughes. Nano Lett., 2020.

Rapid hot carrier relaxation and mobility increase in Sn-and Pb-containing halide perovskite semiconductorsLink opens in a new window

M. Monti, J.M. Woolley, E. Butler-Caddle, M. Staniforth, A. Wijesekara, R.M.I. Bandara, I. Jayawardena, S.R.P. Silva, R.A. Hatton, and J. Lloyd-Hughes. European Quantum Electronics Conference., 2019

Efficient intraband hot carrier relaxation in Sn and Pb perovskite semiconductors mediated by strong electron-phonon couplingLink opens in a new window

M Monti, J.M. Woolley, M. Staniforth, A Wijesekara, S.X. Tao, R.M.I. Bandara, I Jayawardena, A Crocker, E Griffin, SRP Silva, R.A. Hatton, J. Lloyd-Hughes Proc. SPIE 10916, 2019.


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