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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Publication details for Prof. Andrew Beeby

Davidson, Ross, Hsu, Yu-Ting, Bhagani, Chandni, Yufit, Dmitry & Beeby, Andrew (2017). Exploring the Chemistry and Photophysics of Substituted Picolinates Positional Isomers in Iridium(III) Bisphenylpyridine Complexes. Organometallics 36(15): 2727-2735.

Author(s) from Durham


A simple and versatile route for modifying picolinate ligands coordinated to iridium is described. Reacting a μ-chloro iridium(C∧N) dimer (where C∧N is a phenylpyridine-based ligand) with bromopicolinic acid (HpicBr) yields the corresponding iridium(C∧N)2(picBr) complexes (1–4 and 11), which were readily modified by a Sonogashira reaction to give eight alkyne-substituted picolinate complexes (5–10, 12, and 13). The luminescent behavior of these complexes shows that the position of substitution about the picolinate ring has an effect on both photophysical behavior as well as the reactivity

Full Executive Committee

Our Full Executive Committee is made up of the Core Executive Committee, listed above, plus a number of executive members including:

International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: