Dr Jonathan A. Foster

Jona Foster

Ramsay and Sheffield Vice Chancellor's Fellow
Department of Chemistry
The University of Sheffield
Brook Hill
Sheffield S3 7HF
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 9427
Email: jona.foster@sheffield.ac.uk

General

Biographical Sketch

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 Keywords

Supramolecular Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Soft Materials

Teaching Interests

Inorganic Chemistry

Research

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).

Teaching

Support Teaching:

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

Laboratory Teaching:

  • Level 4 Research Project

Publications

Journal articles