John Martin Slattery

John Martin Slattery


Former affiliations

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

We have interests in a range of areas including ionic liquids, liquid crystalline ionic liquids, organometallic catalysis, computational chemistry and main group chemistry and are always interested to hear from enthusiastic and tallented students looking to join the group. Please contact John Slattery ( to discuss currently available projects.

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Research interests

Synthetic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Ionic Liquids, Organometallic Chemistry, Fluorine Chemistry, Main Group Chemistry.

We are interested in using a synergistic experimental and computational approach to design new molecular systems for a range of applications. These include the design of organometallic molecules for homogeneous catalysis, main-group-element-centred ligands for coordination chemistry and catalysis and ionic liquid systems for a range of applications from biomass processing to synthesis and catalysis.


Oct. 21

to present

 The University of York, UK.

Reader in Chemistry


Oct. 14

to Oct. 21

The University of York, UK.

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry


Oct. 07

to Oct. 14

The University of York, UK.

Lecturer in Chemistry


Oct. 06

to Oct. 07

Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany.

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship: Low-Valent Gallium Salts of Weakly Coordinating Anions (WCAs).


Feb. 06

to Oct. 06

Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Germany.

Post-Doctoral Position: Understanding and Predicting the Fundamental Physical Properties of Ionic Liquids (ILs). With Prof. Ingo Krossing.


June 05

to Feb. 06

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Research Fellowship sponsored in part by the Roche Foundation: WCA and IL Chemistry. With Prof. Ingo Krossing.


Jan. 02

to May 05

The University of Bristol, UK

PhD: Structural Design with Reactive Main Group Fragments

Supervised by Dr C A Russell

An investigation into the synthesis and structural chemistry of new
p-block element compounds including group 13 imido anions and phosphorus-substituted analogues of the elusive C5R5+ cation. This synthetic work was supported by ab initio and DFT studies.


Oct 97

to June 01

The University of Nottingham, UK

MSci (Hons) Chemistry

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