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Teaching Fellow in the Department of Chemistry+44 (0) 191 33 44821


Luke O’Driscoll graduated from Durham University with an MChem (Hons) in 2010. He remained at Durham for his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Martin Bryce, working on responsive surfactants for the dispersion of carbon nanotubes and graphene. After completing his PhD in 2014, Luke spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern Denmark under the supervision of Prof. Jan O. Jeppesen as part of an EU Marie-Curie Initial Training Network, “MOLESCO”. Within this project Luke worked on the synthesis and characterisation of redox active molecular switches for use in molecular scale electronics. In 2017 Luke returned to Durham and the Bryce group to continue with postdoctoral work in molecular electronics, designing and synthesising molecular wires to investigate both enhanced surface binding and quantum interference effects.

In 2021, Luke took up a teaching role at Durham. His main responsibility is module leadership of both first-year Practical Chemistry modules. He retains an interest in organic materials chemistry research by working with MChem project students.


Main teaching responsibilities

  • Module Leader and Senior Demonstrator: Practical Chemistry 1A
  • Module Leader and Senior Demonstrator: Practical Chemistry 1B
  • Lecturer: Introduction to Polymer Chemistry (Introduction to Materials Chemistry)
  • Tutorials: Core Chemistry 1 (Organic)
  • Tutorials: Core Chemistry 2 (Organic)
  • Supervision (Chemistry BSc Dissertation, Chemistry Literature Perspective, Chemistry Research Project)


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