Phil is currently Professor and Interim Head of the School of Chemistry.
His main research areas of interest are:
Main Group Organometallic Chemistry: Synthesis, Structure and Application
Novel chiral main group metal organometallic and amido complexes in asymmetric synthesis.
Synthesis and structural studies of homo- and hetero-bimetallic main group metal complexes.
Investigations into the synthesis, structure and stability of novel heavy p-block metal complexes.
New bismuth and rare-earth based contrast media for optical and radiographic imaging.
Development of new bioactive bismuth compounds as anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and anti-microbial
Development of new metallo-drugs for combating Leishmania.
Cellular uptake and bio-distribution of Bi(III).
Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Solvent-free and microwave assisted metal mediated syntheses.
New catalysts for sustainable chemistry.