Dr Gavin Craig

Senior Lecturer

Pure and Applied Chemistry

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Personal statement

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. I joined the University of Strathclyde in September 2019 as a Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in May 2023. Research Interests Research in my group focuses on understanding the effects of self-assembly of porous molecules on gas uptake; mechanochemistry; and fabrication of materials. If you are a student or potential Post-Doc interested in working in the group, please get in touch. Current research group Dr. Emma Regincos Marti (PDRA since March 2023) Dr. Matthew Snelgrove (PDRA since July 2023) Beatriz Doñageuda (PhD student since October 2020) Megan Wilkinson (PhD student since August 2023) Isaac Armstrong (Final year MSci project student)

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Prize And Awards

Strathclyde Medal: Team Award
Recipient
11/10/2022

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Qualifications

Qualifications and experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, 2023 - Present
  • Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde, 2019 - 2023
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan, 2018 - 2019
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Furukawa Group, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan, 2016 - 2018
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Murrie Group, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, 2013 - 2016
  • PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2013
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Publications

Photoactive carbon monoxide-releasing coordination polymer particles
Carné-Sánchez Arnau, Ikemura Shuya, Sakaguchi Reiko, Craig Gavin A, Furukawa Shuhei
Chemical Communications Vol 58, pp. 9894-9897 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1039/D2CC03907A
Assembling metal–organic cages as porous materials
Sánchez-González Elí, Tsang Min Ying, Troyano Javier, Craig Gavin A, Furukawa Shuhei
Chemical Society Reviews Vol 51, pp. 4876-4889 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1039/D1CS00759A
Introduction to hybrid pores for CO2  technologies
Szilágyi Petra Ágota, Vitillo Jenny G, Craig Gavin A
Materials Advances Vol 5, pp. 5336-5338 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1039/d4ma90055c
The effect of crystallinity on the cooperative CO2 uptake of metal-organic polyhedra
Snelgrove Matthew, Donagueda Beatriz, Craig Gavin, Fletcher Ashleigh, Ashworth David, Regincos Marti Emma
7th Annual UK Porous Materials Conference (2024)
Statistical distribution of binary ligands within rhodium-organic octahedra tunes microporosity in their assemblies
Tateishi Tomoki, Troyano Javier, Tokuda Shun, Craig Gavin A, Krause Simon, López-Olvera Alfredo, Ibarra Ilich A, Furukawa Shuhei
Inorganic Chemistry Vol 63, pp. 6571-6575 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.4c00964
Improving the gas sorption capacity in lantern-type metal-organic polyhedra by a scrambled cage method
Doñagueda Suso Beatriz, Wang Zaoming, Kennedy Alan R, Fletcher Ashleigh J, Furukawa Shuhei, Craig Gavin A
Chemical Science Vol 15, pp. 2857-2866 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1039/D3SC06140J

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Research Interests

Research in my group focuses on understanding the effects of self-assembly of porous molecules on gas uptake; mechanochemistry; and fabrication of materials. If you are a student or potential Post-Doc interested in working in the group, please get in touch.

Current research group

  • Dr. Emma Regincos Marti (PDRA since March 2023)
  • Dr. Matthew Snelgrove (PDRA since July 2023)
  • Beatriz Doñageuda (PhD student since October 2020)
  • Megan Wilkinson (PhD student since August 2023)
  • Isaac Armstrong (Final year MSci project student)

Professional Activities

Metal-organic polyhedra: cages for gas storage
Speaker
27/9/2022
PhD examination of Lucy Wilson (University of Edinburgh)
Examiner
19/4/2024
Synthesis and scrambling of porous metal-organic polyhedra
Speaker
8/4/2024
PhD examination of Laura Hernández López (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Examiner
15/9/2023
Journal of the American Chemical Society (Journal)
Peer reviewer
6/9/2023
Departmental seminar
Speaker
25/1/2023

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Projects

Understanding cooperative gas uptake in adaptable cage molecules
Craig, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Fletcher, Ashleigh (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Sustainable routes to membranes containing porous metal-organic materials
Craig, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Fletcher, Ashleigh (Co-investigator) Regincos Marti, Emma (Researcher)
15-Jan-2023 - 14-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Harvey, Aidan
Fletcher, Ashleigh (Principal Investigator) Craig, Gavin (Co-investigator) Harvey, Aidan (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
ScotCHEM ECR Equipment Call
Craig, Gavin (Principal Investigator)
25-Jan-2022 - 24-Jan-2022
Carnegie Research Incentive Grant
Craig, Gavin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Research Excellence Award - PhD studentship
Craig, Gavin (Principal Investigator) Donagueda, Beatriz (Post Grad Student)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2023

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Contact

Dr Gavin Craig
Senior Lecturer
Pure and Applied Chemistry

Email: gavin.craig@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2667