Professor Peter Cormack

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

Associate Dean (International Research), Faculty of Science Deputy Head of Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry Professor of Polymer Chemistry


Synthesis of uniform polymer microspheres with "living" character using ppm levels of copper catalyst : ARGET atom transfer radical precipitation polymerisation
Bicak Tugrul Cem, Cormack Peter AG, Walker Calum
Reactive and Functional Polymers Vol 163 (2021)
Facilitating serum determination of neuron-specific enolase at clinically relevant levels by coupling on-line molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction to LC-MS/MS
McKitterick Nicholas, Bicak Tugrul Cem, Cormack Peter AG, Reubsaet Léon, Grønhaug Halvorsen Trine
Analytica Chimica Acta Vol 1140, pp. 210-218 (2020)
Microporous polymer microspheres with amphoteric character for the solid-phase extraction of acidic and basic analytes
Nadal Joan Carles, Anderson Kimberley L, Dargo Stuart, Joas Irvin, Salas Daniela, Borrull Francesc, Cormack Peter AG, Marcé Rosa Maria, Fontanals Núria
Journal of Chromatography A Vol 1626 (2020)
Magnetic synthetic receptors for selective clean-up in protein biomarker quantification
McKitterick Nicholas, Braathen Frida, Switnicka-Plak Magdalena, Cormack Peter, Reubsaet Léon, Grønhaug Halvorsen Trine
Journal of Proteome Research Vol 19, pp. 3573-3582 (2020)
The synthesis and characterisation of porous and monodisperse, chemically modified hypercrosslinked poly(acrylonitrile)-based terpolymer as a sorbent for the adsorption of acidic pharmaceuticals
Subri Nur Nida Syamimi, Jamil Siti Nurul Ain, Cormack Peter AG, Abdullah Luqman Chuah, Kamaruzaman Sazlinda, Adeyi Abel A
E-Polymers Vol 20, pp. 328-345 (2020)
Olefin cross metathesis as a versatile method for the facile functionalization of porous polymers
Altuna-Ruiz de Aguino Amaia, Cormack Peter A G, Prunet Joëlle
Organic Letters Vol 22, pp. 2481-2485 (2020)

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Research interests

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, then please contact Professor Cormack directly.

At the time of last updating of this section (23rd March 2021) there were no open vacancies, however new openings are expected to arise in the comng period.

Professional activities

The International Conference of Chemistry 2020 (ICC 2020)
Keynote speaker
Malmö University, Sweden
Invited speaker
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Invited speaker
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona
Invited speaker
Lund University, Sweden
Invited speaker
Queen Mary University of London
Invited speaker

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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 - 01-Jan-2022
Smart capture phases for proteomics, glycomics and biomarker assays (BIOCAPTURE) H2020 MSCA ETN
Cormack, Peter (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2020
Industrial Case Account 2016 | Dargo, Stuart
Cormack, Peter (Principal Investigator) Liggat, John (Co-investigator) Dargo, Stuart (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2021
Elastomer Ultrasonic Coupling
Cormack, Peter (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2020
Polymer Supported Components for Lubricant Additives
Cormack, Peter (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2021
Industrial Case Account 2016 / S160595-102
Cormack, Peter (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2021

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