Group News

Huge congratulations to Nick on winning the prestigious RSC Frankland Award for his 'outstanding synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry and subsequent applications in catalysis, functional materials and biomedical imaging'! He joins a highly impressive list of recipients in the field of inorganic chemistry.

May 2020

Congratulations to Dr Rhiannon Evans and Dr Peter Gawne on the successful defences of their theses. Good luck in the next steps of your careers! Peter will be joining the new Mithras scheme between Kings and Imperial as a post-doctoral researcher and Rhiannon is moving to work in York.

April 2020

A fond farwell to Dr Marie Bergner - it's been great having you in the group. You will be missed!

March 2020

A very warm welcome to our new PhD students Shane and Jin! Shane will be working on novel Mn complexes for PET/MR dual-modal imaging and Jin will be tackling radiolabelled microbubbles for dual-modal PET and Ultrasound imaging. Excited to see what the future holds!

Welcome also to our new MSci students Will and Max who will be working on porphyrin-based optical probes for imaging haem oxygenase activity (alongside Ed) and functionalised molecular wires for quantum-enhanced thermoelectrics (alongside Troy).

October 2019

Farewell to two long-standing members of the Long Group! Luke is moving to the University of York to take up a Levenshulme Early Career Fellowship, working on 'Paddlewheel-porphyrin conjugates for molecular electronics and solar harvesting'. Lijun is returning home to Hong Kong to continue her work in bioactivated optical probes. Good Luck!

August 2019

Congratulations to both Tamara and Jon on passing their viva voce examinations! Wishing you the best of luck going forward in your careers.

June 2019

A huge congratulations to Dr Sammy for successfully defending her thesis entitled 'Dinitrogen Activation of N-triphos Transition Metal Complexes'. Can't wait to see what chemistry is next!

February 2019

Well done Adam on the successful defence of his thesis regarding Gallium-68 chelates for mitochondrial imaging. Good luck in your new career!

January 2019

Congratulations to Jon on his newly published research paper in ACS Catalysis on the catalytic activity of Carbonic Anhydrase Mimics. Well done on all the hard work!

January 2019

We are pleased to welcome two new PhD students to the Long Group - Chloe and Bradley! Chloe will be working on new redox-active catalysts and Bradley will be exploring lipophilic cations for myocardial imaging.

Welcome back to two returning imaging students - Tom will be conducting his MRes research project in the group after completing his BSc, and Matt continues his PhD studies following completion of his MRes in colloboration with KCL. Welcome one and all!

October 2018

A very warm welcome to our new postdoctoral researcher Dr Edward Walter! Ed will be working on novel biomedical sensors for the detection of heme oxygenase activity. Good luck Ed!

September 2018

And we made it! The group is now safely installed in our exciting new home in the Molecular Sciences Research Hub at the White City Campus. Let the good times roll!

August 2018

Sadly it is time to bid a very fond farewell to two long-standing members of the group - Lucy and Javi. Best of luck to them both as they embark on the next stage of their careers!

August 2018

A very successful trip to the International Coordination Chemistry Conference (ICCC2018) in Sendai, Japan was had by half the group, complete with five fantastic oral presentations given by Luke, Lucy, Tamara, Adam & Sammy.

July 2018

Congratulations to Sammy on her research paper entitled 'Synthesis and reactivity of an N-triphos Mo(0) dinitrogen complex', published in Dalton Transactions. Good job!

July 2018

Its been a very successful couple of months for Peter with both a poster prize win at EMIM 2018 and a prize for the best Radiopharmacy Oral Presentation at the British Nuclear Medicine Society Meeting 2018! Peter's work on 52Mn-labelled ionophores for cell and liposome tracking will soon be published in Dalton Transactions.

May 2018

An excellent Dalton 2018 conference was enjoyed by all, with over half the group presenting posters or giving oral presentations. Great job Sammy and Adam on their tip-top research talks!

April 2018

Well done to our pair of new Drs; Charlie and Emma! Good luck in your new jobs!

February 2018

Congratulations on Stu for successfully defending his thesis entitled "PET-labelled Phosphonium Cations for Mitochondria Imaging"!
We'll miss you!

November 2017

We welcome three new PhD students to the Long group! Stephanie Sheppard and Troy Bennett working on ferrocenes and Tom Clough on imaging. Good luck with the PhDs all!

October 2017

Sadly Shirley's year with us comes to an end. We all bid her a fond farewell and wish her luck in her future back in China. It has been great working with you Shirley

September 2017

Congrats to Lucy on her great talk at this year's Coordination and Organometallic Discussion Group (CODG) Conference in Lancaster on 'Delocalised chains and rings of ferrocenes'

September 2017

Well done to Sammy on her excellent oral presentation entitled 'Tripodal phosphine Mo(0) complexes for dinitrogen activation' at this year's Dalton Younger Members' Event (DYME) at the University of Bath.

September 2017

Congratulations to Adam and Sammy on winning poster prizes at the Imperial Chemistry Graduate Symposium 2017!

July 2017

A big round of applause for our double viva survivors! Drs Bethany Harriss and Lucy Wilson

June 2017

Huge contratulations to Dr James McArdle on the defence of his thesis entitled "Multimetallic Nanoscale Assemblies Based on Bifunctional Linkers"

June 2017

Congratulations to Tamara on receiving the British Pharmacological Society Schachter Award to enable her research visit to LSU, Shreveport

May 2017

Many congrats to Dave on the publication of his Chem Comm article and good luck as he moves to the Sam Gambhir group in Stanford!divAbstract

March 2017

Many congrats to Mike on his Nature Chemistry paper and the joys of sexiferrocenes !

July 2016

Good luck to Lucy and Beth ahead of their oral presentations at the Dalton 2016 meeting. And come and visit the posters of Charlie, Sammy, Adam and James to see the wide array of Long group chemistry going on !

March 2016

Congrats to Chris and Andy for recent papers published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces and Dalton Transactions respectively.

February 2016

Well done to Kerry for passing her PhD viva.

December 2015

Well done to Charlie for being awarded a JSPS fellowship.

December 2015

Many congratulations to Charlie and Andy for passing their PhD vivas !

August 2015

Well done to the group (Dave, Andre, James, Chris, Beth, Stuart and Lucy) in the PG symposium presentations - and particularly to Stuart and Lucy for picking up best and runner-up poster prizes respectively.

July 2015

Congrats to Mike for securing a Marie-Curie Fellowship !

February 2015

Well done to Natasha for passing her PhD viva!

October 2014

A warm welcome to all our new group members: Tamara, Jonathan, Emma and Charlie as PhD students, Alex, Sarah and Linqian as UG project students. Also, welcome to Joy Farnaby, as a new Junior Research Fellow, and her group, James and Pippa.

October 2014

Come find us at the ICCC in Singapore this July! Nick, Clare, Charlie and Andreas will all be giving talks so come and say hi!

July 2014

Congratulations to Kerry O'Donnelly for winning second place prize for her oral presentation in the Chemical Biology section of the PG Symposium!

July 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Graeme Stasiuk on receiving his first lectureship at Hull University

May 2014

Congratulations to PhD students Andy and Charlie for winning best costume - for their three-'man' galleon (with Tom from the Miller group) - at the recent Pirate-themed PG Cocktail Party!

April 2014