Within the Cormack Group at the University of Strathclyde, we are particularly interested in the synthesis and use of functional organic materials, especially materials based upon macromolecules, with a variety of end applications in mind (including high performance chemical separations, bioanalysis, environmental and forensic analysis, ion-exchange, metrology, films, coatings, proteomics and diagnostics). Typically, the materials are prepared using a broad-range of synthetic methodologies, including radical polymerisation, step-growth polymerisation, template-directed synthesis and solid-phase synthesis. The development and exploitation of molecularly imprinted polymers, microporous solids, functionalised polymer microspheres, branched polymers, and self-assembling systems are of special interest.
If you wish to join the Cormack Group as a postgraduate or postdoctoral researcher and have your own external funding in place, or if you are highly qualified and wish to proceed with a joint studentship/fellowship application, then please contact Professor Cormack directly.
At the time of last updating of this section (16th September 2021) new PhD openings are expected to arise in the coming period. Further details will be released here and elsewhere as they become available.
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona Invited speaker19/4/2023External Examiner, Universitat Rovira i Virgili Examiner4/2023International Conference on Polymer Science and Engineering (POLYMERS-2022), Los Angeles Invited speaker17/10/2022External Examiner, University of the Highlands and Islands Examiner8/2022The International Conference of Chemistry 2022 (ICC 2022) Keynote/plenary speaker30/6/2022University of the Highlands and Islands, Thurso Invited speaker30/3/2022
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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Corrigan, Alan Cormack, Peter (Principal Investigator) Liggat, John (Co-investigator) Corrigan, Alan (Research Co-investigator) 01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026 KTP - RUA. Embed an understanding of polymer chemistry, rheology and process engineering for the in-house development of medical devices. Liggat, John (Principal Investigator) Cormack, Peter (Co-investigator) Oliveira, Monica (Co-investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) 09-Jan-2022 - 08-Jan-2024 Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | McQueen, Ewan Sprick, Seb (Principal Investigator) Bruns, Nico (Co-investigator) Cormack, Peter (Co-investigator) McQueen, Ewan (Research Co-investigator) 01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025 Aqueous gel permeation chromatography / size exclusion chromatography Bruns, Nico (Principal Investigator) Cormack, Peter (Principal Investigator) PSS SECurity2 with autosampler, refractive index detector, variable wavelength UV-VIS detector, Multichrom Light Scattering Detector 01-Jan-2021 Aqueous Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) / Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) Bruns, Nico (Principal Investigator) Cormack, Peter (Principal Investigator) PSS SECurity2 chromatography system with autosampler, refractive index detector, variable wavelength UV-VIS detector, and multichrom light scattering detector 01-Jan-2021 Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | McKendry, Christina Liggat, John (Principal Investigator) Cormack, Peter (Co-investigator) McKendry, Christina (Research Co-investigator) 01-Jan-2018 - 23-Jan-2023