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Chemistry Richard Walton Group

Richard Walton Group

Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Our group is working in the area of solid-state chemistry and we currently have a number of projects focussing upon the synthesis, structural characterisation and properties of inorganic materials, as described on the research pages. This includes industrial collaboration to use our materials in real applications, ranging from heterogeneous catalysis, to ionic conductors, and adsorbents. We have a range of active international projects, with extensive connections in Brazil and Indonesia, as well as in European universites. We regularly publish our results in the field of materials chemistry and its interface with physics (Google Scholar Link).

We are based in the Materials and Analytical Science Building, which provides us with state-of-the-art laboratory space for materials synthesis, the X-ray diffraction suite, and group office. The building also houses new electron microscopy facilities and a thermal analysis suite for TGA-DSC studies. In the Chemistry Department we have access to further characterisation equipment that allows porisometry and particle size analysis.


If you are interested in joining the group as a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher please use the contact details to discuss funding options. We regularly host visitors from various countries, including Poland, Brazil, Nigeria, Indonesia and China, and we actively collaborate with a number of groups in UK, Europe and beyond. This has lead to some high-profile publications concerning new materials.

Inorganic Materials Book series

RSC Books

New volumes are now being published by the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2018: click here for further information

Inorganic Materials (Eds D.W. Bruce, D. O'Hare and R.I. Walton) Wiley 2010-2014.

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