Imperial College London

Dr Becky Greenaway

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Royal Society URF (Lecturer)



r.greenaway Website




401CMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





Current research areas within the group center around:

  • Porous Organic Materials – in particular, we focus on the synthesis of molecular organic species, such as organic cages, that can be assembled or processed into porous materials, such as porous liquids
  • Self-Sorted Multi-Component Structures – we are interested in how the use of more than two precursors during the synthesis of organic cages can lead to a number of outcomes, including the controlled formation of more complex self-sorted multi-component structures
  • High-Throughput Automation – we have extensive experience in the automated synthesis of molecular organic materials and supramolecular assemblies formed using dynamic covalent chemistries and high-throughput robotic platforms
  • Hybrid Discovery Workflows – we work closely with the group of Dr Kim Jelfs in the development of hybrid discovery workflows, combining high-throughput automation with computational modelling, to both guide and accelerate discovery
  • Porous Liquids – porous materials are typically solids, but recently, we have shown it’s possible to form liquids with permanent intrinsic porosity. These porous liquids are unique, combining the mobility of a liquid with the properties of a porous solid