Dr Jonathan A. Foster

Department of Chemistry

Ramsay and Sheffield Vice Chancellor's Fellow

Jonathan Foster
jona.foster@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 9427

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Dr Jonathan A. Foster
Department of Chemistry
Dainton Building
13 Brook Hill
Sheffield
S3 7HF
Profile

Dr. Jonathan Foster completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Durham in 2008 where he also undertook his PhD in the groups of Prof. Jonathan Steed and Prof. Judith Howard FRS. In 2012 he moved to the University of Cambridge where he held post-doctoral positions in the groups of Prof. Jonathan Nitschke and Prof. Anthony Cheetham FRS.

Jonathan joined the University of Sheffield in 2015 following the award of a Ramsay Fellowship and Sheffield Vice Chancellors Fellowship.

Research interests

My interests lie at the interface between supramolecular chemistry and nanomaterials. By understanding how to design molecular building blocks which can self-assemble to create nano-structured materials we aim to open up new applications not possible with conventional materials.

I have developed a wide range of supramolecular materials including gels, polymers, metal-organic cages and frameworks for applications as diverse as drug delivery, optoelectronics and detecting chemical hazards. My current research is focussed on the development of a new class of graphene-like nano-materials called metal-organic nanosheets (MONs).

Publications

Journal articles

Teaching interests

Inorganic Chemistry

Teaching activities

Support Teaching:

  • Tutorials: Level 2 Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Level 3 Literature Review

Laboratory Teaching:

  • Level 4 Research Project