Dr Francisco Fernandez-Trillo joins the School of Chemistry as a Birmingham Fellow.

Paco has become a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Chemistry. He was previously a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering at Nottingham University, where he was working at the Chemistry-Biology interface on the development of novel polymeric materials, with a special focus in antimicrobial materials. Paco has a background in organic and polymer chemistry. Following a degree and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) he moved to Durham University for postdoctoral work with Prof. Neil Cameron and then, after a post-doctoral period back in Santiago de Compostela, on to Nottingham University.

His research interests and expertise span several disciplines including natural product synthesis, materials science, the synthesis of smart scaffolds, and the preparation of complicated polymeric nanomaterials, such as dendrimers and polymeric vesicles. His research has found application in areas such as drug discovery and synthesis, biocatalysis, magnetic resonance imaging, sensing and synthetic biology.