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I took up my current position in 2007. Prior to this I completed a PhD in Computational Solid State Chemistry with Prof SC Parker before undertaking postdoctoral research in Bath and in the Materials Science department in Cambridge, where I was part of a consortium modelling the interface of biological molecules with mineral surfaces.

In addition to teaching physical chemistry, I am actively involved in researching many aspects of solid state chemistry, particularly mineral surfaces, using computer modelling techniques as part of the Catalysis Research Centre in the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Computational Solid State Chemistry
  • Bulk and Surface Defects
  • Interfaces
  • Crystal Growth

Research Degree Supervision

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PhD Studentships in Materials Science 

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Ferrosoferric Oxide Chemical Compounds
Ligands Engineering & Materials Science
Crystal engineering Chemical Compounds
Biomineralization Chemical Compounds
Zeolites Chemical Compounds
Borates Chemical Compounds
Bacteriophages Chemical Compounds
Ruthenium Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2011 2015

The Post-Disposal Behaviour of C-14 and Irradiated Graphite

Humphreys, P., Cooke, D., Bond, G., Heard, P., Bligh Scott, T. & Eccles, H.


Project: Research

Research Output 2005 2018

  • 9 Article
  • 1 Conference article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mechanism of Carbon Dioxide and Water Incorporation in Ba2TiO4: A Joint Computational and Experimental Study

McSloy, A. J., Trussov, I., Jarvis, A., Cooke, D. J., Slater, P. R. & Panchmatia, P. M., 18 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 122, 2, p. 1061-1069 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Carbon Dioxide
carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide
6 Citations (Scopus)

Ruthenium-containing Linear Helicates and Mesocates with Tuneable p53 Selective Cytotoxicity in Colorectal Cancer Cells.

Allison, S., Cooke, D., Davidson, F. S., Elliott, P., Faulkner, R., Griffiths, H., Harper, O., Hussain, O., Owen-Lynch, P., Phillips, R., Rice, C., Shepherd, S. & Wheelhouse, R. T., 26 Jul 2018, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 57, 31, p. 9799-9804 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
19 Citations (Scopus)

Ferrous Iron Binding Key to Mms6 Magnetite Biomineralisation: A Mechanistic Study to Understand Magnetite Formation Using pH Titration and NMR Spectroscopy

Rawlings, A. E., Bramble, J. P., Hounslow, A. M., Williamson, M. P., Monnington, A. E., Cooke, D. J. & Staniland, S. S., Jun 2016, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 22, 23, p. 7885-7894 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ferrosoferric Oxide
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
12 Citations (Scopus)

Photochemistry of [Ru(pytz)(btz)2] 2+ and Characterization of a κ1 ‑btz Ligand-Loss Intermediate

Scattergood, P. A., Khushnood, U., Tariq, A., Cooke, D. J., Rice, C. R. & Elliott, P. I. P., 1 Aug 2016, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 55, 15, p. 7787-7796 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
15 Citations (Scopus)

Phage display selected magnetite interacting Adhirons for shape controlled nanoparticle synthesis

Rawlings, A. E., Bramble, J. P., Tang, A. A. S., Somner, L. A., Monnington, A. E., Cooke, D. J., Mcpherson, M. J., Tomlinson, D. C. & Staniland, S. S., 30 Jun 2015, In : Chemical Science. 6, 10, p. 5586-5594 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ferrosoferric Oxide
Display devices

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Oral presentation

The Nebuchadnezzar effect: Dreaming of Sustainable Software through Sustainable Software Architectures

Colin C. Venters (Speaker), M.K. Griffiths (Speaker), Violeta Holmes (Speaker), Rupert Ward (Speaker), David Cooke (Speaker)
16 Nov 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation