Simon Duckett
Director, Professor

Profile

Biography

Simon Duckett is the Director of the Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance

Career

  • University of York 
    PhD (1990)
  • University of Rochester, USA 
    Research associate (1990-1993)
  • University of York
    Lecturer (1993-2001)
    Reader (2002-2005)
    Professor (2005)
    Director, Centre for Magnetic Resonance (2008-2011)
    Director, Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (2010)

Departmental roles

Simon's chemistry profile

Research

Overview

Simon's research interests include
  • The development of parahydrogen induced polarisation methods to study chemical reactions.
  • Exploiting molecular symmetry in NMR.
  • Using NMR to probe dynamic behaviour and to provide direct evidence for catalytic activity.
  • Using photochemistry and NMR to study reactivity.
  • Using hyperpolarisation methods to sensitise biological substrates and the magnetic resonance imaging experiment.
  • Using Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation to sensitise a range of substrates for use in both NMR and MRI experiments.
  • Employing binuclear complexes in catalysis.

The many applications for hyperpolarization derived from parahydrogen are discussed separately. 

Publications

Full publications list

All publications can be found on the Publications page

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Department of Chemistry
    Physical and inorganic chemistry lecturer including NMR methods

Simon Duckett

Contact details

Prof. Simon Duckett
Director
Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5NY

Tel: 01904 322564