MY RESEARCH VISION
My research was initially inspired by using a spectroscopic technique, in-situ High Pressure NMR, to investigate interesting chemical systems such as homogeneous catalysis and hydrogen storage in clathrates to investigate why these systems behave as they do.
My vision going forward is to use my analytical expertise in inorganic chemistry, to advance excellent research at Coventry University in the development of new materials to address future industry needs.
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Dr Gillian Overend achieved a 1st Class MChem Hons degree in Chemistry from Liverpool University in 2005. Her final year project titles was "Cobalt-catalysed Methoxycarbonylation of Octenes to Cg Methyl Esters". Gill went on to gain her EPSRC-funded PhD from Liverpool in 2009 (Thesis title: "High Pressure NMR Studies of Functional Chemical Systems").
She was a Research Funding Specialist at Oxford University (2010-2011) and is currently a Funding Manager, Business Development and Research Associate to the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing at Coventry University (2011 to present).
She also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Gill is looking forward to developing collaborative research projects under the new Horizon 2020 programme and for TSB and RCUK going forward.
- Overend, G., Iggo, J.A., Heaton, B.T., and Whyman, R. (2008) 'The reaction of mixtures of [Rh4(CO)12] and triphenylphosphite with carbon monoxide or syngas as studied by high-resolution, high-pressure NMR spectroscopy'. Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 46 (S1), S100-S106.
- Iggo, J.A., Liu, J., and Overend, G. (2008) 'The Indirect Detection of Metal Nuclei by Correlation Spectroscopy (HSQC ad HMQC)'. In Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy, volume 63.Liverpool: University of Liverpool.
- Su, F., Bray, C.L., Carter, B.O., Overend, G., Cropper, C., Iggo, J.A., Khimyak, Y.Z., Fogg, A.M., and Cooper, A.I. (2009) 'Reversible Hydrogen Storage in Hydrogel Clathrate Hydrates'.Advanced Materials 21 (23), 2382-2386.
- Torres, A., Perez, N.M., Overend, G., Hodge, N., Heaton, B.T., Iggo, J.A., Satherley, T., Whyman, R., Eastham, G.R., and Gobby, D. (2012) 'High-Pressure In Situ NMR Methods for the Study of Reaction Kinetics in Homogeneous Catalysis'. ACS Catalysis 2 (11), 2281-2289.