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Paul Elliott is an inorganic chemist and is Associate Dean (International) for the School of Applied Sciences.

He originally carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of York (MChem, 2001) before moving to Sheffield to commence doctoral research on the iridium catalysed carbonylation of methanol and associated by-product pathways in the group of Tony Haynes (PhD, 2005). He later returned to York to carry out postdoctoral research on transition metal complex mediated hyperpolarisation transfer in NMR spectroscopy in the group of Simon Duckett.

Since moving to Huddersfield he has built up his own research group with interests in transition metal photophysics and photochemistry and is a member of the Centre for Functional Materials. With his work benefiting from computational chemistry calculations, he is also a founding member of the Huddersfield High Performance Computing Research Group.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Photophysics and photochemistry of transition metal complexes
  • The application of 1,2,3-triazole chemistry in ligand design and the resultant photophysical properties of complexesusing these ligands

Research Degree Supervision

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • IR
  • Luminescence
  • Absorption
  • NMR Spectroscopy
  • Photophysics
  • Luminescent Materials
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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Research Output 2004 2019

Observation of an Inversion in Photophysical Tuning in a Systematic Study of Luminescent Triazole-Based Osmium(II) Complexes

Scattergood, P., Roberts, J., Omar, S. & Elliott, P., 1 Jul 2019, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 58, 13, p. 8607-8621 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular orbitals


Patmore, N. J. & Elliott, P. I. P., 1 Jan 2019, Organometallic Chemistry: Specialist Periodical Reports. Patmore, N. J. & Elliott, P. (eds.). Royal Society of Chemistry, Vol. 42. p. V 1 p. (Organometallic Chemistry; vol. 42).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

7 Citations (Scopus)

Exploration of Uncharted 3PES Territory for [Ru(bpy)3]2+: A New 3MC Minimum Prone to Ligand Loss Photochemistry

Soupart, A., Alary, F., Heully, J-L., Elliott, P. & Dixon, I. M., 19 Mar 2018, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 57, 6, p. 3192-3196 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Photochemical reactions
photochemical reactions
Bearings (structural)
4 Citations (Scopus)

Mitochondria-localising DNA-binding biscyclometalated phenyltriazole iridium(III) dipyridophenazene complexes: Syntheses and cellular imaging properties

Sreedharan, S., Sinopoli, A., Jarman, P. J., Robinson, D., Clemmet, C., Scattergood, P., Rice, C., Smythe, C. G. W., Thomas, J. & Elliott, P., 2018, In : Dalton Transactions. 47, 14, p. 4931-4940 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imaging techniques
3 Citations (Scopus)

Photophysical and Cellular Imaging Studies of Brightly Luminescent Osmium(II) Pyridyltriazole Complexes

Omar, S., Scattergood, P., McKenzie, L. K., Jones, C., Patmore, N., Meijer, A. J. H. M., Weinstein, J. A., Rice, C., Bryant, H. E. & Elliott, P., 5 Nov 2018, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 57, 21, p. 13201-13212 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Absorption spectra
absorption spectra