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Quantum mechanics of coffee extraction?!?! An idea we cooked up in the coffee shop on a lazy Sunday morning has become my first communicating author paper. I am proud to have written this with my friends and colleagues, Maxwell and Lesley Colonna-Dashwood; the former is the 2014 UK Barista Champion. Go visit their shop and see this science in action! Find all my publications here.

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On the same day that Linus Pauling's third eye was accepted, a very different paper of mine was also accepted to a premier journal for cross-disciplinary chemistry; JACS. This paper explores the ionisation potentials of metal-organic frameworks, a previously impossible quantity to recover. With this we can now design better devices, light harvesters and catalysts. Find all my publications here.

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My first publication of 2014 kicks off with a ripper in Chemical Science. The paper is on the topic of three-electron two-centred bonds, a Linus Pauling idea (left). Whilst not my primary research area, this is a solid piece of provocative work that I hope causes endless pain for new synthetic PhD students, as they will no doubt try and prove it wrong! Find all my publications here.

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After many months of revision we have finally published the 'twister' paper. Like that of the molecule shown here, many linear molecules display unprecedented helical molecular orbitals. These interesting topological motifs have significant implications in organic synthesis and metal-organic framework design. It is also, myself an Alex's first paper together. Find all my publications here.