Dr Gavin Craig

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in September 2019 as a Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry. I received my PhD from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Barcelona in 2013, for work carried out in the Magnetism and Functional Molecules Group on magnetically switchable materials known as spin crossover compounds. From 2013 to 2016, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Murrie Group in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. There, I used high pressure crystallography and magnetic measurements to study how the magnetic behaviour of coordination complexes responds to the structural changes induced by squeezing the materials. After being awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship, I moved to the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Science in Kyoto University, Japan. My research there in the Furukawa Group involved the study of porous molecules for gas storage. In 2018 I was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Furukawa Group. As a Chancellor's Fellow, I will continue working on how the self-assembly of porous molecules affects their gas uptake, with emphasis on cooperative phenomena. If you are a student or potential Post-Doc interested in working in the group, please get in touch.


Pseudo-5-fold-symmetrical ligand drives geometric frustration in porous metal-organic and hydrogen-bonded frameworks
Haase Frederik, Craig Gavin A, Bonneau Mickaële, Sugimoto Kunihisa, Furukawa Shuhei
Journal of the American Chemical Society Vol 142, pp. 13839-13845 (2020)
A large axial magnetic anisotropy in trigonal bipyramidal Fe(ii)
Hay Moya A, Sarkar Arup, Craig Gavin A, Marriott Katie E R, Wilson Claire, Rajaraman Gopalan, Murrie Mark
Chemical Communications Vol 56, pp. 6826-6829 (2020)
Hysteresis in the gas sorption isotherms of metal–organic cages accompanied by subtle changes in molecular packing
Craig Gavin A, Larpent Patrick, Urabe Hinano, Legrand Alexandre, Bonneau Mickaele, Kusaka Shinpei, Furukawa Shuhei
Chemical Communications Vol 56, pp. 3689-3692 (2020)
Understanding the multiscale self-assembly of metal-organic polyhedra towards functionally graded porous gels
Legrand Alexandre, Craig Gavin A, Bonneau Mickaele, Minami Saori, Urayama Kenji, Furukawa Shuhei
Chemical Science Vol 10, pp. 10833-10842 (2019)
Magnetic properties of a family of [MnIII4LnIII4] wheel complexes : an experimental and theoretical study
Craig Gavin A, Velmurugan Gunasekaran, Wilson Claire, Valiente Rafael, Rajaraman Gopalan, Murrie Mark
Inorganic Chemistry Vol 58, pp. 13815-13825 (2019)
In-depth investigation of large axial magnetic anisotropy in monometallic 3d complexes using frequency domain magnetic resonance and ab initio methods: a study of trigonal bipyramidal Co(ii)
Hay Moya A, Sarkar Arup, Craig Gavin A, Bhaskaran Lakshmi, Nehrkorn Joscha, Ozerov Mykhailo, Marriott Katie E R, Wilson Claire, Rajaraman Gopalan, Hill Stephen, Murrie Mark
Chemical Science Vol 10, pp. 6354-6361 (2019)

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