School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Michael Carroll

Senior Lecturer


Research Interests

My research background has centred on the discovery of new technologies in areas such as asymmetric catalysis, organometallic chemistry, total synthesis and radiopharmaceuticals.

Our research group is involved in the development of novel synthetic methodology and its application to the synthesis of biologically active targets, with current areas of investigation being directed towards the design of efficient asymmetric transformations. Fluorinated compounds are of particular interest as they have been shown to possess unique activity in vivo when compared to their non-fluorinated counterparts. A major goal of our research, through the preparation of selectively fluorinated compounds, is to determine why this is so.


Student Projects

I undertake projects with students that investigate new synthetic methodology, particularly to access new biologically active structures – both artificial and natural product derived. Projects are sometimes carried out in association with research groups in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and across the University.