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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


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

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phosphine Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2004 2018

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. 6 Mar 2018 In : Inorganic Chemistry. p. A-E 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photochemical reactions
photochemical reactions
Bearings (structural)

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. 12 Mar 2018 In : Dalton Transactions. 47, 14, p. 4931-4940 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imaging techniques

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

Rice, C., Faulkner, R., Allison, S., Cooke, D., Davidson, F. S., Elliott, P., Griffiths, H., Hussain, O., Owen-Lynch, P., Phillips, R., Shepherd, S. & Wheelhouse, R. T. 4 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations

An unexpected journey from highly tunable phosphorescence to novel photochemistry of 1,2,3-triazole-based complexes

Scattergood, P. & Elliott, P. 30 Oct 2017 In : Dalton Transactions. 46, 47, p. 16343-16356 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Photochemical reactions
Photosensitizing Agents
2 Citations

Investigation of a new bis(carboxylate)triazole-based anchoring ligand for dye-sensitised solar cell chromophore complexes

Sinopoli, A., Black, F. A., Wood, C. J., Gibson, E. & Elliott, P. I. 5 Jan 2017 In : Dalton Transactions. 46, 5, p. 1520-1530 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Coloring Agents
Dicarboxylic Acids