timothy prior

Dr Timothy Prior

Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Oxford)

Summary

Tim read Chemistry at Oxford and undertook a DPhil in Materials Chemistry (Homochiral Coordination Polymers) under Professor Matt Rosseinsky. He carried out postdoctoral work with Professor Peter Battle into anisotropic oxides and metal nitrides, discovering a facile route to filled β-manganese and η-carbide interstitial nitrides. Before coming to Hull, Tim was Station Scientist (XRD) at the SRS, Daresbury. He is currently engaged in structural analysis using single-crystal and powder diffraction for a huge range of different compounds: MOFs, coordination compounds, organometallics, pharmaceuticals.

Journal Article

The effect of pressure on hydrogen solubility in Zircaloy-4

Weekes, H. E., Dye, D., Proctor, J. E., Smith, D., Simionescu, C., Prior, T. J., & Wenman, M. R. (2019). The effect of pressure on hydrogen solubility in Zircaloy-4. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 524, 256-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2019.07.012

Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates

Miller-Shakesby, D. M., Nigam, S., Brookfield, A., McInnes, E. J., Prior, T. J., Archibald, S. J., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Synthesis, structure, and cytotoxicity studies of oxidovanadium(IV and V) complexes bearing chelating phenolates. Polyhedron, 171, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.06.051

Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle

Wang, K., Prior, T. J., & Redshaw, C. (2019). Turning on ROP activity in a bimetallic Co/Zn complex supported by a [2+2] Schiff-base macrocycle. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 55(75), 11279-11282. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9cc04494a

Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N '-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7)

Xiao, Z., Zhou, Y., Xu, W., Prior, T. J., Bian, B., Redshaw, C., …Xiao, X. (2019). Study of the host-guest interaction between: N, N '-bis[4-(dimethylaminophenyl)methyl]butane-1,4-diamine and the cucuribit [n] urils (n = 6, 7). New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 43(37), 14938-14943. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9nj03254a

Crystal structures and Hirshfeld surface analysis of transition-metal complexes of 1,3-azolecarboxylic acids

Meundaeng, N., Prior, T. J., & Rujiwatra, A. (2019). Crystal structures and Hirshfeld surface analysis of transition-metal complexes of 1,3-azolecarboxylic acids. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry, 75(9), 1319-1326. https://doi.org/10.1107/S2053229619011525

Postgraduate supervision

Tim welcomes PhD applications in any aspect of structural science involving structure determination and structure-property relationships. eg MOFs, co-crystals, crystal engineering, metal oxides and nitrides. Completed PhDs - Rebecca L. Kift, Intermetallic Compounds by Reductive Annealing (2010) - Kreshnik Hoxha, DNA Based in Crystal Engineering (2014) Current PhD supervisions - Simon M Fellows, Synthesis of Novel Copper Coordination Compounds (2014- )

Committee/Steering group role

Chair EPSRC Crystallography Service Strategy and Management Panel

2017 - 2021

Conference attendance

Invited member of British delegation at the Opening Ceremony to mark the International Year of Crystallography (2014) (UN, Paris)

2014

External examiner role

UCLan External Examiner Undergraduate Chemistry Programmes

2016 - 2020

Honorary position

Adjunct Professor University of Chiang Mai

2011

Journal editorial role

Technical Reviewer (Crystallography) Transition Metal Chemistry

2014

Co-Editor Acta Crystallographica E

2012

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Royal Society of Chemistry

2011

British Crystallographic Association

2005

Research assessment service

Panel member for The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) Evaluation of the research

2015

EPRSC Peer Review College

2011