Professor Stuart Mackenzie
Head of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
South Parks Road
office: +44 (0)1865 275156
lab: +44 (0) 1865 275427
fax: +44 (0)1865 275410
PA: Laura Jean Holdcroft
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Congratulations to Tilo Zollitsch on his succesful DPhil viva with Profs Robert Bittl (Berlin) and Claire Vallance (Oxford). Tilo's thesis "Investigation of Magnetic field Effects on Protein Photochemistry using Cavity Enhanced Spectroscopy" includes cavity ringdown studies of real and de novo protein systems in an attempt to unravel the mechanism behind animal magnetoreception. Oh, and he had a quite spectactular hat (doktor-Hut) !
We welcome two new DPhil students, Gabriele Meizyte and Hang Zhou as well as three part II students, Jess Walton (New College), Sean Kealy (Worcester) and Jack Pickering (Keble).
This work, a collaboration with Andre Fielicke in Berlin, describes a combined free electron laser / DFT study of size-selective CO2 activation on anionic platinum clusters. Angewandte 10.1002/anie.201809099.
Congratulations to Mackenzie group Part II students Peter Beardsmore (STJ), Dan Sowood (STJ) and Tom Spearman (Brasenose) on their outstanding Part II projects all of which attracted 1st Class marks.
This CRDS study of magnetic field effects in synthetic flavo-proteins sheds light on the mechanism behind animal magnetoreception. JACS DOI:10.1021/jacs.8b03104.
Structure and Reactivity of Metal Clusters and Metal-Ligand Complexes
Condensed phase applications of cavity-enhanced absorption