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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 Director 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.

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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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Ligands Chemical Compounds
Triazoles Chemical Compounds
Iridium Chemical Compounds
Ruthenium Chemical Compounds
ligands Physics & Astronomy
Coordination Complexes Chemical Compounds
Osmium Chemical Compounds
Photochemical reactions Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2004 2020

Unravelling the Mechanism of Excited-State Interligand Energy Transfer and the Engineering of Dual Emission in [Ir(C^N)2(N^N)]+ Complexes

Scattergood, P., Ranieri, A., Charalambou, L., Comia, A., Ross, D., Rice, C., Hardman, S., Heully, J-L., Dixon, I. M., Massi, M., Alary, F. & Elliott, P., 14 Jan 2020, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Excited states
Energy transfer
energy transfer

Base-Mediated Ring-Contraction of Pyran Systems Promoted by Palladium and Phase-Transfer Catalysis

Aiken, S., De Azevedo, O., Chauhan, K., Driscoll, T., Elliott, P., Gabbutt, C. & Heron, M., 20 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Organic Chemistry. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Inhibition of the photochromic behaviour of a 3,3-diphenyl-3H-pyrano[3,2-f]quinoline ligand by coordination to Ag(I) ions

Edgar, R., Elliott, P., Fennessy, R. V., Gabbutt, C., Heron, M., Pope, S., Sinopoli, A. & Rice, C., 23 Dec 2019, In : Dyes and Pigments. 175, 4 p., 108167.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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

Activities 2017 2019

  • 4 Invited talk
  • 2 Editorial work
  • 2 Oral presentation