Dr Nigel Young

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
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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.

Recent outputs

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Book

Characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry

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

Journal Article

Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides

Li, L., Sakr, A. K., Schlöder, T., Klein, S., Beckers, H., Kitsaras, M. P., …Hasenstab-Riedel, S. (2021). Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202015501

Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides

Li, L., Sakr, A. K., Schlöder, T., Klein, S., Beckers, H., Kitsaras, M., …Riedel, S. (2021). Searching for Monomeric Nickel Tetrafluoride: Unravelling Infrared Matrix Isolation Spectra of Higher Nickel Fluorides. Angewandte Chemie, 60(12), 6391-6394. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202015501

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

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

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