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“We joined CPACT because we feel that we can make a strong contribution to the group. The opportunities it presents for us to collaborate with CPACT’s industry members to help address their needs and wants reflects a University desire to engage proactively with industry. We hope to contribute strength in a range of spectroscopic and other analytical methods embedded in our Chemistry, Physics and Biology Departments with Mathematics and Computer Science contributing through embedded systems and data analysis”  

Prof Simon Duckett

About University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions.

A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.

CPACT related research interests

  • Hyperpolarisation methods for the sensitisation of NMR and MRI techniques
  • Development of signal amplification by reversible exchange (SABRE) method to sensitise a range of substrates for use in NMR and MRI.
  • The development of parahydrogen induced polarisation (PHIP) methods to study chemical reactions.
  • Using Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP) to sensitise a range of substrates for use in both NMR and MRI experiments.
  • Exploiting molecular symmetry in NMR.
  • Using photochemistry and NMR to study reactivity.
  • Using NMR to probe dynamic behaviour and to provide direct evidence for catalytic activity.
  • Employing binuclear complexes in catalysis.
  • Inorganic synthesis, photochemistry and catalysis
  • Applications of NMR to the study of inorganic systems and reaction mechanisms
  • Magnetic resonance based molecular sensors

General contact information

Telephone + 44 (0) 1904 32 0000
Fax +44 (0) 1904 32 3433

CPACT contact information

Please note that this contact information is for CPACT related enquiries only.

Professor Simon Duckett

Telephone + 44 (0) 190432 2564

Dr Stephen Oyston

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