Imperial College London

Prof Rob Law

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Biological Materials



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207GMolecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





After finishing my Ph.D. at the University of Strathclyde on solid state NMR of crosslinked polymers with Prof. D.C. Sherrington FRS and Prof C.E. Snape FRSE, I started a STA-Royal Society Fellowship in Japan. In Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan I worked with with Prof. I. Ando and afterwards I worked with Prof. Y. Sasanuma (now at the University of Chiba) at the National Institute of Materials & Chemicals, Tsukuba. After completing this fellowship in Sept. 1996, I returned to the UK and worked for a short while at University of Manchester with Dr. F. Heatley on solid state NMR of biodegradable polymers. I was appointed as a lecturer in the Dept. of Chemistry, Imperial College London in 1997. Here, I have successfully established an inter-disciplinary research centre for solid state NMR. I currently collaborate with the Dept of Materials, Chemical Engineering and Cell and Molecular Biology.



Molisso S, Williams DR, Ces O, et al., 2021, Molecular interaction and partitioning in α-Keratin using 1H NMR Spin-Lattice (T1) relaxation times, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:18, ISSN:1742-5662, Pages:1-8

Strutt R, Hindley JW, Gregg J, et al., 2021, Activating mechanosensitive channels embedded in droplet interface bilayers using membrane asymmetry, Chemical Science, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:2138-2145

Rowlands LJ, Marks A, Sanderson JM, et al., 2020, O-17 NMR spectroscopy as a tool to study hydrogen bonding of cholesterol in lipid bilayers, Chemical Communications, Vol:56, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:14499-14502

Hindley JW, Law RV, Ces O, 2020, Membrane functionalization in artificial cell engineering, Sn Applied Sciences, Vol:2, ISSN:2523-3963

Barriga H, Ces O, Law R, et al., 2019, Engineering swollen cubosomes using cholesterol and anionic lipids, Langmuir: the Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, Vol:35, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:16521-16527

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