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Prof Damien Murphy  -  PhD CChem FRSC

Dr Damien Murphy
Position:Professor of Physical Chemistry

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75850
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74030


Research Group: Physical Chemistry

See also: EPR/ENDOR Spectroscopy Research Group

Research Interests

The research interests of the group focus on a number of topics including: 

  • Structure and reactivity of paramagnetic centres (reactive oxygen species, defects) on polycrystalline oxides. Nature and reactivity of surface trapped electrons on oxides.
  • Understanding the fundamental steps involved in the stabilisation and reactivity of charge carrier states as a function of surface morphology (anisotropic photochemical reactivity).
  • Structure - function relationships and mechanistic pathways in homogeneous enantioselective catalysis, as probed by multi-frequency ENDOR.
  • Role of paramagnetic redox centres in selective oligomerisation catalysis.
  • Orientation selective ENDOR spectroscopy for structure determination in frozen solution

The group utilises both continuous wave (CW) and Pulsed EPR/ENDOR techniques at both X- and Q-band frequencies.

For more information, click on the 'Research' tab above.


CH3101 Foundations of Physical Chemistry

CH3204 Symmetry, Spectroscopy and Quantum Mechanics

CH2301 Training in Research methods

CH3307 Advanced Spectroscopy and Diffraction

CH3410 Advanced Magnetic Resonance