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Dr Nigel Young

Senior Lecturer/ Director of Studies/ Deputy Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry/ Industrial Placements Coordinator

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (Imperial College London)
  • PhD (University of Southampton)

Summary

The common theme to Nigel's research has been the application of a variety of spectroscopic techniques to the study of a wide range of inorganic compounds, particularly the use of matrix isolation techniques to stabilise unstable and highly reactive species.

He graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College, London, and then moved to Southampton University to carry out a PhD with Dr J Steven Ogden.

Nigel stayed at Southampton as a research fellow with Prof Ian Beattie and, after a temporary lectureship at Southampton, took up an SERC/EPSRC Advanced Fellowship at the University of Manchester before joinging the University of Hull in 1993.

Book

Characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry

Weller, M. T., & Young, N. (2017). Characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP)

Journal Article

A matrix isolation and computational study of molecular palladium fluorides : does PdF6 exist"

Wilson, A. V., Nguyen, T., Brosi, F., Wang, X., Andrews, L., Riedel, S., …Young, N. A. (2016). A matrix isolation and computational study of molecular palladium fluorides : does PdF6 exist?. Inorganic chemistry, 55(3), (1108-1123). doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02273. ISSN 0020-1669

Structure and electronic properties of the quasi-one-dimensional Ba2Co1??Zn?S3 series

Harrison, M. R., Maignan, A., Hardy, V., Lebedev, O. L., Young, N. A., & Francesconi, M. G. (2017). Structure and electronic properties of the quasi-one-dimensional Ba2Co1??Zn?S3 series. Inorganic chemistry, 56(1), 213-223. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b02014

How inert, perturbing, or interacting are cryogenic matrices" A combined spectroscopic (infrared, electronic, and x-ray absorption) and DFT investigation of matrix-isolated Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, and Zinc Dibromides

Wilkin, O. M., Harris, N., Rooms, J. F., Dixon, E. L., Bridgeman, A. J., & Young, N. A. (2018). How inert, perturbing, or interacting are cryogenic matrices? A combined spectroscopic (infrared, electronic, and x-ray absorption) and DFT investigation of matrix-isolated Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, and Zinc Dibromides. The journal of physical chemistry. A, 122(8), 1994-2029. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.7b09734

X-ray absorption study of platinum and palladium atoms in argon matrices: Evidence for platinum in a substitutional site and a short Pd–Ar interaction

Harris, N., Sakr, A. K., Snelling, H. V., & Young, N. A. (2018). X-ray absorption study of platinum and palladium atoms in argon matrices: Evidence for platinum in a substitutional site and a short Pd–Ar interaction. Journal of molecular structure, 1172, 80-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2018.06.024

Postgraduate supervision

Matrix isolation studies of unstable and reactive species

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

FHEA

2017

FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry)

2017