The Goodwin Group
Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry

Latest News

  • 2023-09: Cameron Deakin (PhD) and Harry Silver join the group as Researchers. Good luck to all!
  • 2022-08: Ross MacKenzie passed his 1st year transfer viva with no issues and picked up some snazzy EPR skills to boot at the EPSRC National EPR Facility teaching workshop.
  • 2023-08-21: Conrad attends ICFE-11 in Strasbourg, France, and presented the group's latest work on low oxidation state lanthanide chemistry.
  • 2023-06-10: Work from Conrad's PDRA time at LANL, working to support Skye Fortier and Andy Gaunt, is out in Chemical Science: "Synthesis and comparison of iso-structural f-block metal complexes (Ce, U, Np, Pu) featuring η6-arene interactions". Congratulations everyone!
  • 2023-06-02: Conrad attends Actinides 2023 at Golden, Colorado, giving a talk exclusively on lanthanide chemistry which was enjoyed by all after many technical difficulties.
  • 2023-04-18: Conrad and Ross attend Dalton 2023 in Warwick, presenting a talk and a poster.
  • 2022-10-29: Former MChem Michaela, and summer researcher Sara feature in the group's first paper! Out in Chemical Communications: "Isostructural σ-hydrocarbyl phospholide complexes of uranium, neptunium, and plutonium", in collaboration with Los Alamos and Manchester's own John Seed. Congratulations everyone.
  • 2022-09: Ross MacKenzie and Daniel O'Neill join the group as Postgraduate Researchers, and Cameron Deakin joins as a final year MChem student. Good luck to all!

We are The Goodwin Group in the Department of Chemistry The University of Manchester, working to further our understanding of the f-block elements – lanthanides and actinides. We predominantly focus on non-aqueous chemistry to realise well-defined coordination geometries with which to stabilise highly reactive oxidation states and bonding motifs.