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Eric Mcinnes


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I received both my BSc (1992) and PhD (1995, supervised by Dr L.J. Yellowlees) at Edinburgh University. I then held post-doctoral positions with Drs F.E. Mabbs and D. Collison (Manchester, 1995-98) and with Profs. A.J. Thomson FRS and A.K. Powell (University of East Anglia, 1999) before returning to Manchester in 2000. I was promoted to a Chair of Inorganic Chemistry in 2007.

Research interests

Research interests in the Manchester Molecular Magnetism Group encompass synthetic coordination chemistry through to hard-core physical measurements on molecular magnetic materials. In particular we study d- and f-block coordination compounds where the paramagnetism gives rise to fascinating and potentially useful physical properties. The latter include magnetic memory effects ("single molecule magnets"), very large magnetocaloric effects which can be exploited for low temperature refrigeration, and materials that are potential elements in quantum information processing. We study the magnetic properties by magnetometry and EPR spectroscopic methods and collaborate widely with world-class physicists for further characterisation and exploitation. 

I am Co-Director (with Prof David Collison) of the EPSRC-funded UK National EPR Facility and Service, which offers facilities and expertise for c.w. EPR at L, S, X, K, Q and W-band and pulsed EPR at S, X and Q-band to UK academics. 

Keywords: coordination chemistry; molecular magnetism; inorganic synthesis; lanthanides; supramolecular chemistry; EPR

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Photon Science Institute


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