Imperial College London

Dr Becky Greenaway

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Senior Lecturer



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Becky is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry.

After graduating with an MChem in Chemistry with Study in Industry from the University of Sheffield, Becky carried out her DPhil on palladium-catalysed cascade cyclisations under the supervision of Prof. Ed Anderson at the University of Oxford. She then worked with Prof. Andy Cooper FRS as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Liverpool, where her research interests expanded to include the synthesis of porous organic cages leading to the realisation of the first molecular porous liquids in 2015. Her interests also include the use of high-throughput automation in the synthesis of molecular organic materials and supramolecular assemblies. 

Becky was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2019 on “Molecular Assembly in Porous Liquids”, allowing her to establish an independent research career in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, before moving to Imperial in May 2020.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Brand M, Rankin N, Cooper A, et al., 2023, Photoresponsive type III porous liquids, Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol:29, ISSN:0947-6539, Pages:1-5

Egleston BD, Mroz A, Jelfs KE, et al., 2022, Porous liquids - the future is looking emptier, Chemical Science, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:5042-5054

Brand M, Greenwell F, Clowes R, et al., 2021, Melt-quenched porous organic cage glasses, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:9, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:19807-19816

Kai A, Egleston BD, Tarzia A, et al., 2021, Modular Type III porous liquids based on porous organic cage microparticles, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:31, ISSN:1616-301X, Pages:1-11

Greenaway R, Jelfs K, 2021, Integrating computational and experimental workflows for accelerated organic material discovery, Advanced Materials, Vol:33, ISSN:0935-9648, Pages:1-19

Egleston BD, Luzyanin KV, Brand MC, et al., 2020, Controlling gas selectivity in molecular porous liquids by tuning the cage window size, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:59, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:7362-7366

Greenaway RL, Santolini V, Szczypinski FT, et al., 2020, Organic cage dumbbells, Chemistry - A European Journal, Vol:26, ISSN:0947-6539, Pages:3718-3722

Jelfs K, Greenaway RL, Santolini V, et al., 2019, From concept to crystals via prediction: multi‐component organic cage pots by social self‐sorting, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol:131, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:16421-16427

Kearsey RJ, Alston BM, Briggs ME, et al., 2019, Accelerated robotic discovery of type II porous liquids, Chemical Science, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:9454-9465

Greenaway RL, Santolini V, Pulido A, et al., 2019, From Concept to Crystals via Prediction: Multi-Component Organic Cage Pots by Social Self-Sorting

Berardo E, Greenaway R, Turcani L, et al., 2018, Computationally-Inspired Discovery of an Unsymmetrical Porous Organic Cage, Nanoscale, Vol:10, ISSN:2040-3364, Pages:22381-22388

Greenaway R, Santolini V, Bennison MJ, et al., 2018, High-throughput discovery of organic cages and catenanes using computational screening fused with robotic synthesis, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-11

Greenaway RL, Holden D, Eden EGB, et al., 2017, Understanding gas capacity, guest selectivity, and diffusion in porous liquids, Chemical Science, Vol:8, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:2640-2651

Giri N, Del Popolo MG, Melaugh G, et al., 2015, Liquids with permanent porosity, Nature, Vol:527, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:216-220

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