• The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 4034 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
20042019
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Biography

Stephen A. Moggach received his BSc degree in applied chemistry from The Robert Gordon University (2002) and his PhD in chemistry from the University of Edinburgh (2006).  Stephen did his PhD then a postdoc under the supervision of Professor Simon Parsons at the University of Edinburgh in the field of high-pressure crystallography.  Stephen went on to become a lecturer then senior lecturer in inorganic chemistry and Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow in Edinburgh before heading to the University of Western Australia, where he is now an Associate Professor in Structural Chemistry. 

Research

From the essential vacuum of space, to the pressures found at the centre of a neutron star, there are many more orders of magnitudes of pressure available to us in the Universe than there is temperature, and as a consequence we can induce far greater structural changes in materials by applying pressure.

Application of pressure helps us understand the forces that hold molecules together to form solids, thereby enabling us to control and tune the properties of the solids themselves or the molecules they contain.

My current research is focussed on modifying the properties and selectivity of porous materials by applying pressure. Pore size determines the properties of these materials, and the aim of this research is to use pressure to modify properties though compression of pore size and shape.

 

I also have an interest in a number of different areas, including piezoresistive materials, carbon capture, and the development of in-situ X-ray and neutron diffraction facilities for both in-house sources, and at central facilities.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Chemistry, PhD, University of Edinburgh

Chemistry, BSc Applied Chemistry, Robert Gordon University

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Hydrogen bonds Engineering & Materials Science
Crystal structure Engineering & Materials Science
crystal structure Physics & Astronomy
Polymorphism Engineering & Materials Science
hydrogen bonds Physics & Astronomy
Molecules Engineering & Materials Science
cysteine Physics & Astronomy
polymorphism Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2004 2019

Highly stable fullerene-based porous molecular crystals with open metal sites

Bezzu, C. G., Burt, L. A., McMonagle, C. J., Moggach, S. A., Kariuki, B. M., Allan, D. R., Warren, M. & McKeown, N. B., Jul 2019, In : Nature Materials. 18, 7, p. 740-+ 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Probing the origin of the giant magnetic anisotropy in trigonal bipyramidal Ni(II) under high pressure

Craig, G. A., Sarkar, A., Woodall, C. H., Hay, M. A., Marriott, K. E. R., Kamenev, K. V., Moggach, S. A., Brechin, E. K., Parsons, S., Rajaraman, G. & Murrie, M., 14 Feb 2018, In : Chemical Science. 9, 6, p. 1551-1559 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
9 Citations (Scopus)

Tuning the Swing Effect by Chemical Functionalization of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks

Hobday, C. L., Bennett, T. D., Fairen-Jimenez, D., Graham, A. J., Morrison, C. A., Allan, D. R., Duren, T. & Moggach, S. A., 10 Jan 2018, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 140, 1, p. 382-387 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding the adsorption process in ZIF-8 using high pressure crystallography and computational modelling

Hobday, C. L., Woodall, C. H., Lennox, M. J., Frost, M., Kamenev, K., Duren, T., Morrison, C. A. & Moggach, S. A., 12 Apr 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 9 p., 1429.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Hidden negative linear compressibility in lithium L-tartrate

Yeung, H. H. -M., Kilmurray, R., Hobday, C. L., McKellar, S. C., Cheetham, A. K., Allan, D. R. & Moggach, S. A., 7 Feb 2017, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 19, 5, p. 3544-3549 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prizes

Pore size
Porous materials
Compaction