Aluminium, Boron, Phosphorus, Silicon.

The Cowley group use synthetic chemistry to create and understand new main-group compounds for catalysis and small molecule activation.

We’re a research group based in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh who prepare and study new compounds of the abundant p-block elements. We work to discover new fundamental chemistry that we use to advance catalysis and materials chemistry.

PhD scholarships available!

If you’re interested in pursuing a PhD in the group, please get in touch about applying for a Principal’s Career Development Scholarship.

Recently published

Flexible Coordination of N,P-Donor Ligands in Aluminum Dimethyl and Dihydride Complexes