Paul Elliott


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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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Research Output 2004 2018

4 Citations

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., 2018, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 57, 6, p. 3192-3196 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photochemical reactions
photochemical reactions
Bearings (structural)
2 Citations

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

Imaging techniques

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., Nov 2018, In : Inorganic Chemistry. 57, 21, p. 13201-13212 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Absorption spectra
absorption spectra

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

11 Citations
Open Access
Photochemical reactions
Photosensitizing Agents