Dr Andrew Fogg

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Senior Lecturer in Natural Sciences

Andrew graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford where he remained for his D.Phil. He then held postdoctoral positions at Curtin University, Western Australia and the University of Liverpool. He was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2004 which he held for 10 years. He moved to the University of Chester as a senior lecturer in 2016.

Qualifications

  • M.Chem (1st class), University of Oxford
  • D.Phil., University of Oxford
  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Awarded RSC Gibson Fawcett Award in 2012

Teaching

  • SE4007 - Chemistry Fundamentals
  • SE4023 - Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • SE5047 - Advanced Thermodynamics

Research

My main research interests are the synthesis and characterisation of new inorganic and inorganic/organic composite materials. The primary goal of my research is to design new materials with interesting properties through the combination of experimental and theoretical techniques. My research is currently focussed on the synthesis of new inorganic and organic/inorganic hybrid phases with layered and framework structures, many of which can undergo anion exchange reactions. Such materials can have applications in areas including pollution trapping or solution purification, separation science, selective absorption or controlled release e.g. of pharmaceuticals and catalysis amongst many others.

Intercalation Compounds
Intercalation compounds are materials where an atom, molecule or ion is incorporated into a host material. This can frequently be done in a highly selective way for both uptake and release and can be used to control and alter the properties of the host.  Layered host lattices include layered double hydroxides and a new family of lanthanide hydroxides all of which undergo anion exchange reactions and have found applications in areas including separation science and catalysis.

Materials which have open framework structures include zeolites, phosphates and metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and are well studied as a result of their applications in areas including catalysis, ion exchange, sorption and storage. In the vast majority of cases the framework structures are either neutral or negatively charged. Materials with a positive charge in the inorganic component are much rarer and largely limited to layered phases such as the layered double hydroxides. We have recently achieved the synthesis of the first anion exchangeable hydroxide which has a 3D framework structure. This phase, Yb3O(OH)6Cl.2H2O, has the potential to mimic the size and selectivity of zeolites but has the opposite charge distribution opening up many new potential applications.

Crystal Growth
Controlled growth of crystals through their interaction with additive molecules in solution is a common process in nature as well as in the laboratory. In industry, for example, additives can be used to control the size and shape of the product or inhibit the growth of an impurity phase or polymorph. Using a combined experimental and computational approach we are able to understand the processes involved in the growth of crystals and identify additives to either inhibit the growth or to control the morphology of the crystals.

Published work

Selected Publications

For a full list of published scientific articles please visit my profile on Research Gate.

  • New Layered Double Hydroxides by Prepared by the Intercalation of Gibbsite, J. R. Rees, C. S. Burden and A. M. Fogg, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2014, 224, 36-39.
  • Synthesis and Characterisation of a New Anion Exchangeable Layered Hydroxyiodide, F. Y. Southworth, C. Wilson, S. J. Coles and A. M. Fogg, Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43, 10451-10455.
  • Unusual hybrid materials prepared by the oxidation of a ketone, D. L. Holden, H. V. Goulding, J. Bacsa, N. G. Berry, N. Greeves, R. A. Stephenson, R. W. Harrington, W. Clegg, A. M. Fogg, Crystal Growth and Design 2011, 11, 3013-3019.
  • Yb3O(OH)6Cl.2H2O: An Anion-Exchangeable Hydroxide with a Cationic Inorganic Framework Structure, H. V. Goulding, S. E. Hulse, W. Clegg, R. W. Harrington, H.Y. Playford, R.I. Walton, A. M. Fogg, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 13618-13620.
  • Synthesis and Structure of Pillared Molybdates and Tungstates with Framework Layers, J.L. Nicholls, S.E. Hulse, S.K. Callear, W. Clegg, R. W. Harrington, A.M. Fogg, Inorganic Chemistry, 2010, 49, 8545-8551.
  • Observation and Isolation of Layered and Framework Ytterbium Hydroxide Phases Using In Situ Energy-Dispersive X-ray Diffraction, L.J. McIntyre, T.J. Prior, A.M. Fogg, Chemistry of Materials, 2010, 22, 2635-2645.
  • Synthesis and Crystal Structures of New Lanthanide Hydroxyhalide Anion Exchange Materials, Ln2(OH)5X.1.5H2O (X = Cl, Br; Ln = Y, Dy, Er, Yb), L. Poudret, T.J. Prior, L.J. McIntyre, A.M. Fogg, Chemistry of Materials, 2008, 20, 7447-7453.
  • Ln2(OH)5NO3.xH2O (Ln = Y, Gd-Lu): A Novel Family of Anion Exchange Intercalation Hosts, L. J. McIntyre, L. K. Jackson and A. M. Fogg, Chemistry of Materials, 2008, 20, 335-340.
  • One-step conversion of acetone to methyl isobutyl ketone over Pd-mixed oxide catalysts prepared from novel layered double hydroxides, R. D. Hetterley, R. Mackey, J. T. A. Jones, Y. Z. Khimyak, A. M. Fogg and I. V. Kozhevnikov, Journal of Catalysis, 2008, 258, 250-255.
  • Chemical Control of Electronic Structure and Superconductivity in Layered Borides and Borocarbides: Understanding the Absence of Superconductivity in LixBC, M. Fogg, J. Meldrum, G. R. Darling, J. B. Claridge and M. J. Rosseinsky, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 10043-10053.
  • A novel family of layered double hydroxides-[MAl4(OH)12](NO3)2.xH2O (M = Co, Ni, Cu, Zn), M. Fogg, G. R. Williams, R. Chester and D. O'Hare, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2004, 14, 2369-2371.
  • Toward a Fundamental Understanding of Molecular Recognition: A Synthetic and Computational Study of Morphological Control of Ca3Al2(OH)12, M. Fogg, A. J. Freij, A. L. Rohl, M. I. Ogden and G. M. Parkinson, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2002, 106, 5820-5826.

Contributions

Book chapter

  • ‘Simple and mixed metal oxides and hydroxides: Solids with Extended structures of different dimensionalities and porosities’ by Andrew M. Fogg, In ‘Chemistry of the Group 13 Metals: Al, Ga, In, Tl’ Ed. A. J. Downs and S. Aldrich, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, U.K.

Patents

  • Separation of regio- and stereoisomers using layered double hydroxides, O'Hare, Dermot M.; Fogg, Andrew M.; PCT Int. Appl. WO9924139, 1999, to University of Oxford, U.K., Patent review: Chemistry and Industry, 1999, 15, 573.
  • Process for producing alumina from bauxite, the use of a layered double hydroxide in the removal of anionic impurities from Bayer-process liquors, and method for manufacturing aluminum hydroxide and for decolorizing alkaline solutions containing aluminate ions, and the alumina and aluminum hydroxide obtained, O'Hare, Dermot M.; Fogg, Andrew M.; Rohl, Andrew L.; Parkinson, Gordon M. PCT Int. Appl. WO9929627, 1999, to Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.

Symposia

Invited Talks

  • Plenary lecture, British Zeolite Association, 36th Annual Meeting, Keele University, 8th-10th April 2013.
  • Departmental Seminar, University of Birmingham, 19th February 2013
  • RSC Award Meeting, University of St. Andrews, 14th January 2013.
  • Departmental Seminar, Glyndwr University, 5th December 2012.
  • Departmental Seminar, University of Kent, 7th November 2012.
  • Departmental Seminar, University of Sussex, 12th October 2011.
  • IUCr 2011 – XXII International Congress and General Assembly, Madrid, 22nd – 29th August 2011
  • Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications of Inorganic Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, 17th – 21st March 2010.
  • Inorganic Chemistry seminar, University of York, 8th May 2009.
  • British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting, University of Loughborough, 21st – 23rd April 2009.
  • High Pressure Discussion Day, U.K. SRS, Daresbury Laboratory, 3rd October 2005.

Contributed Talks

  • 17th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds, Sendai, Japan, 12th – 16th May 2013
  • International Symposium on Materials Chemistry of Intercalation Compounds, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 11th May 2013
  • 16th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds, Sec - Ustupky, Czech Republic, 22nd – 27th May 2011.
  • 9th Conference on Solid State Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, 10th – 15th September 2010.
  • Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications of Inorganic Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, 17th – 21st March 2010 (J. L. Nicholls).
  • Synthesis, Characterisation and Applications of Inorganic Materials, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, 17th – 21st March 2010 (R. Mackey).
  • 15th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds, Beijing, China, 10th – 14th May 2009.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Solid State Group Christmas Meeting, Southampton, 18th – 19th December 2008 (L. J. McIntyre).
  • 8th Conference of Solid State Chemistry, Bratislava, Slovakia, 6th – 11th July 2008 (L. J. McIntyre).
  • Zing Solid State Chemistry Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 10th – 13th March 2008.
  • 14th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds, Seoul, South Korea, 12th – 15th June 2007.
  • Solid State Chemistry Meeting, University of Sheffield, 11th May 2005.

Poster Presentations

  • 3rd International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, Sorrento, Italy, 3rd – 7th March 2013.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Solid State Chemistry Group Christmas Meeting, University of Liverpool, December 2011 (2 posters)
  • 9th Conference on Solid State Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, 10th – 15th September 2010.
  • Dalton Meeting, University of Manchester, 7th July 2009.
  • Transition Metal Oxide Materials, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, 7th July 2009 (2 posters).
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Solid State Chemistry Group Christmas Meeting, University of Southampton, December 2008
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Solid State Chemistry Group Christmas Meeting, University of Durham, December 2007 (2 posters)
  • Materials Chemistry 8, University College London, July 2007 (2 posters)
  • 14th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds, Seoul, South Korea, June 2007
  • Fifth International Conference on Inorganic Materials, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 2006