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Trinity College Dublin

School of Chemistry

Prof Sylvia Draper

Prof Sylvia Draper
Prof Sylvia Draper

Prof. Draper and her research team focus on introducing new functionality in molecular systems. Their work encompasses many topical areas in inorganic chemistry including ligand design, coordination chemistry, molecular switching, supramolecular aggregation and control. Their expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and light emitting materials gave rise to the generation of soluble heteroatom graphenes which exhibit tunable fluorescence and discotic liquid crystalline behaviour, and that find application in opto-electronics.

Prof. Sylvia Draper graduated from the University of Exeter (1:1) in 1988. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1991, working with Dr. C. Housecroft and since 1993, after a short PD fellowship with Prof. D. Cardin, has worked as a lecturer, fellow and now associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Draper was a recipient of both Provost Teaching and national NAIRTL awards for excellence in teaching (2008), and held the position of Head of Discipline in Inorganic and Synthetic Materials from 2003-11.