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.



Hindley JW, Zheleva DG, Elani Y, et al., 2019, Building a synthetic mechanosensitive signaling pathway in compartmentalized artificial cells, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol:116, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:16711-16716

Khan H, Seddon JM, Law RV, et al., 2019, Effect of glycerol with sodium chloride on the Krafft point of sodium dodecyl sulfate using surface tension, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol:538, ISSN:0021-9797, Pages:75-82

Jia J, White ER, Clancy AJ, et al., 2018, Fast exfoliation and functionalisation of two-dimensional crystalline carbon nitride by framework charging, Angewandte Chemie, Vol:57, ISSN:1521-3757, Pages:12656-12660

Karamdad K, Hindley J, Friddin MS, et al., 2018, Engineering thermoresponsive phase separated vesicles formed via emulsion phase transfer as a content-release platform, Chemical Science, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:4851-4858

Hindley JW, Elani Y, McGilvery CM, et al., 2018, Light-triggered enzymatic reactions in nested vesicle reactors, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723

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