Dr Andrew Jupp PhD, MChem

Dr Andrew Jupp

School of Chemistry
Royal Society University Research Fellow
Birmingham Fellow
Assistant Professor in Main-Group Chemistry

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Andy joined the School of Chemistry in 2020 as a Birmingham Fellow and started a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in January 2021. He leads the Jupp Research Group, a growing group of talented researchers whose research interests lie at the interface of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and sustainability.

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  • PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, Wadham College, University of Oxford
  • MChem, Chemistry, 2012, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford


Andrew Jupp obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford (2012-2016) under the supervision of Professor Jose Goicoechea. He worked on phosphorus-containing analogues of the cyanate anion and urea, for which he was awarded the 2015 Reaxys Ph.D. Prize in Hong Kong.

He subsequently won a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Professor Doug Stephan at the University of Toronto (2016-2018), exploring the synthesis and reactivity of main-group Lewis acids and bases, and the conversion of greenhouse gases such as CO2.

Andy then secured an NWO-VENI grant to pursue independent research at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam (2018-2020), working under the mentorship of Associate Professor Chris Slootweg on the formation and characterisation of main-group radicals.

Dr Jupp was appointed as a University of Birmingham Fellow in July 2020, and commenced a Royal Society university Research Fellowship in January 2021, working on a range of topics around main-group chemistry and sustainability.

Postgraduate supervision

Andy is interested in supervising MSci and postgraduate students in the following areas:

  • Small-molecule activation and conversion of gases, such as N2 and CO
  • Photochemistry and photocatalysis involving main-group molecules
  • Molecular photoswitches
If you are interested in studying any of these subject areas, or want to discuss project ideas further, please contact Andy on the contact details above.


Research themes

  • Sustainable conversion of environmentally relevant small molecules
  • Photocatalysis
  • Metallomimetic behaviour of main-group elements


A full publication list can be found on Google Scholar.

Selected publications

  • Jupp, A. R. (2022) Evidence for the Encounter Complex in Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry. Dalton Trans. 51: 10681−10689.

  • Wang, T.; Xu, M.; Jupp, A. R.; Chen, S.-M.; Qu, Z.-W.; Grimme, S.; Stephan, D. W. (2022) Frustrated Lewis pair Catalyzed Hydrodehalogenation of Benzyl-halides. Chem. Commun. 58: 1175−1178.

  • Wang, T.; Xu, M.; Jupp, A. R.; Qu, Z.-W.; Grimme, S.; Stephan, D. W. (2021) Selective Catalytic Frustrated Lewis Pair Hydrogenation of CO2 in the Presence of Silylhalides. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60: 25771−25775.

  • Slootweg, J. C.; Jupp, A. R. (eds) (2021) Frustrated Lewis Pairs. Molecular Catalysis, vol 2, Springer, Cham.
  • Jupp, A. R.; Beijer, S.; Narain, G. C.; Schipper, W.; Slootweg (2021) Phosphorus Recovery and Recycling – Closing the Loop. Chem. Soc. Rev. 50: 87−101.
  • Holtrop, F.; Jupp, A. R.; Kooij, B. J.; van Leest, N. P.; de Bruin, B.; Slootweg, J. C. (2020) Single-Electron Transfer in Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59: 22210−22216.
  • Holtrop, F.; Jupp, A. R.; van Leest, N. P.; Paradiz Dominguez, M.; Williams, R. M.; Brouwer, A. M.; de Bruin, B.; Ehlers, A. W.; Slootweg, J. C. (2020) Photoinduced and Thermal Single‐Electron Transfer to Generate Radicals from Frustrated Lewis Pairs. Chem. Eur. J. 26: 9005−9011.
  • Xu, M.; Jupp, A. R.; Ong, M. S. E.; Burton, K. I.; Chitnis, S. S.; Stephan, D. W. (2019) Synthesis of Urea Derivatives from CO2 and Silylamines. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58: 5707−5711.
  • Jupp, A. R.; Stephan, D. W. (2019) New Directions for Frustrated Lewis Pair Chemistry. Trends Chem. 1: 35−48.
  • Szkop, K. M.; Jupp, A. R.; Stephan, D. W. (2018) P,P-Dimethylformylphosphine: The Phosphorus Analogue of N,N-Dimethylformamide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140: 12751−12755.
  • †Fan, L.; †Jupp, A. R.; Stephan, D. W. (2018) Remote Stereochemistry of a Frustrated Lewis Pair Provides Thermal and Photochemical Control of Reactivity. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140: 8119−8123. †Co-first authors.

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