Katrina (Kate) Jolliffe received her BSc (Hons 1) in 1993 and PhD in 1997 from the University of New South Wales. She then held positions at Twente University, The Netherlands; the University of Nottingham, UK and the Australian National University before taking up an ARC QEII research fellowship at The University of Sydney in 2002. In 2007 she became a Senior lecturer at the same institution and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and to full Professor in 2009. Kate's research interests encompass elements of synthetic organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and peptide chemistry.
Jon obtained his BSc (Hons) (2002) and MSc (2004) from the University of Sydney, under the supervision of Prof Len Lindoy FAA, before moving to Basel, Switzerland, for his PhD under the joint supervision of Prof Ed Constable and Prof Catherine Housecroft. From 2009-2012 he was a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (UK) under the supervision of Prof David A. Leigh FRS. From March 2012 – February 2013 he was Research A/Prof at Nanjing University (China), and retains a visiting position at the university. In March 2013 he commenced his current position at UNSW.
Nick was born in the UK, but grew up in New Zealand. He completed his BSc(Hons) at the University of Otago working with Prof. Sally Brooker on the study of transition metal complexes of triazole-based ligands. He then moved to the University of Oxford to conduct research with Prof. Paul Beer, looking at the synthesis of catenanes and rotaxanes containing hydrogen- and halogen-bond donors for anion recognition. In 2013, Nick moved to the University of British Columbia (in Vancouver, Canada) as a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow, investigating the self-assembly of supramolecular materials in Prof. Mark MacLachlan’s group.
Nick was appointed at the ANU in October 2015, and is currently a lecturer and ARC DECRA fellow. His group conducts a research programme investigating the supramolecular chemistry of anions, and has recently developed the synthesis of anion-templated switchable framework materials.
Away from chemistry, Nick is a keen rock-climber and also enjoys running and following most sports. He enjoys playing the guitar and listening to a variety of music (especially Bob Dylan and Nick Cave).