Dr Abbie Trewin

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

Dr Abbie Trewin is a University of Liverpool graduate (2002), obtaining her Ph.D there in 2005 using density functional theory (DFT) to investigate the surface structure of different metals with carbon, particularly the Ni(111) surface. In 2006 she joined the materials chemistry group of Prof. Andy Cooper as a post doctoral research assistant. In 2009, she was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Abbie joined The University of Lancaster in August 2013. Abbie specialises in modelling porous materials. Working in close collaboration with leading synthetic groups she has developed novel methodologies for computational analysis of structure, guest uptake mechanisms and guest selectivity of porous materials. Her main research interests are:

  • Analysis Techniques and Development: Development of specialised computational methodologies for structural generation, analysis and characterisation of porous materials. Examples include the analysis of the time-dependence of pore connectivity, which can give vital clues to the gas-uptake mechanism.
  • Structure Characterisation: Atomistic structural modelling of microporous amorphous microporous polymer network materials allowing analysis of micropore structure, surface area and gas sorption properties. The simulation adds strongly to the physical understanding of these amorphous (and thus otherwise hard to characterize) materials.
  • Structure Prediction: Atomistic simulations are used to explore hypothetical networks that may offer novel properties or structural control. These concepts are currently being developed synthetically based on initial computational efforts.

Research website: www.pore-behaviour.co.uk

Formation mechanism of ultra porous framework materials
Fayon, P.C., Trewin, A.E. 7/07/2016 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 18, 25, p. 16840-16847. 8 p.
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Modelling analysis of the structure and porosity of covalent triazine-based frameworks
Reece, C., Willock, D.J., Trewin, A. 14/01/2015 In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 17, 2, p. 817-823. 7 p.
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Amorphous PAF-1: guiding the rational design of ultraporous materials
Thomas, J.M.H., Trewin, A. 28/08/2014 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 118, 34, p. 19712-19722. 11 p.
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Gas diffusion in a porous organic cage: analysis of dynamic pore connectivity using molecular dynamics simulations
Holden, D., Jelfs, K.E., Trewin, A., Willock, D.J., Haranczyk, M., Cooper, A.I. 19/06/2014 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 118, 24, p. 12734–12743. 10 p.
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Novel self-assembled 2D networks based on zinc metal ion co-ordination: synthesis and comparative study with 3D networks
Rajwar, D., Liu, X., Lim, Z.B., Cho, S.J., Chen, S., Thomas, J.M.H., Trewin, A., Lam, Y.M., Sum, T.C., Grimsdale, A.C. 2014 In: RSC Advances. 4, 34, p. 17680-17693. 14 p.
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Molecular dynamics simulations of gas selectivity in amorphous porous molecular solids
Jiang, S., Jelfs, K., Holden, D., Hasell, T., Chong, S., Haranczyk, M., Trewin, A., Cooper, A. 2013 In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 135, 47, p. 17818-17830. 13 p.
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Soluble conjugated microporous polymers
Cheng, G., Hasell, T., Trewin, A., Adams, D.J., Cooper, A.I. 14/12/2012 In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 51, 51, p. 12727-12731. 5 p.
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Bespoke force field for simulating the molecular dynamics of porous organic cages
Holden, D., Jelfs, K.E., Cooper, A.I., Trewin, A., Willock, D.J. 9/08/2012 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116, 31, p. 16639-16651. 13 p.
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New 3D supramolecular Zn(II)-coordinated self-assembled organic networks
Lim, Z.B., Li, H., Sun, S., Lek, J.Y., Trewin, A., Lam, Y.M., Grimsdale, A.C. 7/04/2012 In: Journal of Materials Chemistry. 22, 13, p. 6218-6231. 14 p.
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Band gap engineering in fluorescent conjugated microporous polymers
Jiang, J., Trewin, A., Adams, D.J., Cooper, A.I. 1/09/2011 In: Chemical Science. 2, 9, p. 1777-1781. 5 p.
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A soft porous organic cage crystal with complex gas sorption behavior
Mitra, T., Wu, X., Clowes, R., Jones, J.T.A., Jelfs, K.E., Adams, D.J., Trewin, A., Bacsa, J., Steiner, A., Cooper, A.I. 09/2011 In: Chemistry - A European Journal. 17, 37, p. 10235-10240. 6 p.
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Modular and predictable assembly of porous organic molecular crystals
Cooper, A.I., Day, G.M., Jones, J.T.A., Wu, X., Hasell, T., Bacsa, J., Jelfs, K.E., Scmidtmann, M., Chong, S.Y., Trewin, A., Schiffman, F., Cora, F., Slater, B., Steiner, A. 28/08/2011
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Modular and predictable assembly of porous organic molecular crystals
Jones, J.T.A., Hasell, T., Wu, X., Bacsa, J., Jelfs, K.E., Schmidtmann, M., Chong, S.Y., Adams, D.J., Trewin, A., Schiffman, F., Cora, F., Slater, B., Steiner, A., Day, G.M., Cooper, A.I. 16/06/2011 In: Nature. 474, 7351, p. 367-371. 5 p.
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Porous organic molecular solids by dynamic covalent scrambling
Jiang, S., Jones, J.T.A., Hasell, T., Blythe, C.E., Adams, D.J., Trewin, A., Cooper, A.I. 02/2011 In: Nature Communications. 2, 2, 7 p.
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On-off porosity switching in a molecular organic solid
Jones, J.T.A., Holden, D., Mitra, T., Hasell, T., Adams, D.J., Jelfs, K.E., Trewin, A., Willock, D.J., Day, G.M., Bacsa, J., Steiner, A., Cooper, A.I. 17/01/2011 In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 50, 3, p. 749-753. 5 p.
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Selective gas sorption in a [2+3] 'propeller' cage crystal
Jiang, S., Bacsa, J., Wu, X., Jones, J.T.A., Dawson, R., Trewin, A., Adams, D.J., Cooper, A.I. 2011 In: Chemical Communications. 47, 31, p. 8919-8921. 3 p.
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Porous organic molecules
Holst, J.R., Trewin, A., Cooper, A.I. 11/2010 In: Nature Chemistry. 2, 11, p. 915-920. 6 p.
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Triply interlocked covalent organic cages
Hasell, T., Wu, X., Jones, J.T.A., Bacsa, J., Steiner, A., Mitra, T., Trewin, A., Adams, D.J., Cooper, A.I. 09/2010 In: Nature Chemistry. 2, 9, p. 750-755. 6 p.
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Boolean solid-state porosity switching in a molecular organic solid
Jones, J.T.A., Mitra, T., Hasell, T., Holden, D., Bacsa, J., Steiner, A., Trewin, A., Cooper, A.I. 22/08/2010
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Computational approach to predicting gas diffusion in organic cages
Holden, D., Trewin, A., Cooper, A. 22/08/2010
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Novel method for synthesizing self-assembled porous organic cages
Jiang, S., Adams, D., Trewin, A., Cooper, A. 22/08/2010
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Triply interpenetrated covalent organic cages
Hasell, T., Wu, X., Jones, J.T.A., Bacsa, J., Steiner, A., Mitra, T., Trewin, A., Adams, D.J., Cooper, A.I. 22/08/2010
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Predicting crystalline polyamic acids as precursors to porous polyimides
Trewin, A. 1/08/2010 In: CrystEngComm. 12, 8, p. 2315-2317. 3 p.
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Synthesis of COF-5 using microwave irradiation and conventional solvothermal routes
Ritchie, L.K., Trewin, A., Reguera-Galan, A., Hasell, T., Cooper, A.I. 07/2010 In: Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 132, 1-2, p. 132-136. 5 p.
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Porous organic polymers: distinction from disorder?
Trewin, A., Cooper, A.I. 22/02/2010 In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 49, 9, 3 p.
Editorial

Porous organic cages
Tozawa, T., Jones, J.T.A., Swamy, S.I., Jiang, S., Adams, D.J., Shakespeare, S., Clowes, R., Bradshaw, D., Hasell, T., Chong, S.Y., Tang, C., Thompson, S., Parker, J., Trewin, A., Bacsa, J., Slawin, A.M.Z., Steiner, A., Cooper, A.I. 12/2009 In: Nature Materials. 8, 12, p. 973-978. 6 p.
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Predicting microporous crystalline polyimides
Trewin, A., Cooper, A.I. 1/09/2009 In: CrystEngComm. 11, 9, p. 1819-1822. 4 p.
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Porous organic cages
Tozawa, T., Swamy, S., Jiang, S., Adams, D.J., Shakespeare, S., Jones, J.T.A., Clowes, R., Bradshaw, D., Hasell, T., Bacsa, J., Trewin, A., Slawin, A.M., Steiner, A., Cooper, A.I. 16/08/2009
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Predicting porous organic polymers and networks: structure and properties
Trewin, A., Cooper, A.I. 16/08/2009
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Microporous poly(tri(4-ethynylphenyl)amine) networks: synthesis, properties, and atomistic simulation
Jiang, J., Trewin, A., Su, F., Wood, C.D., Niu, H., Jones, J.T.A., Khimyak, Y.Z., Cooper, A.I. 14/04/2009 In: Macromolecules. 42, 7, p. 2658-2666. 9 p.
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Microporous poly(tris(4-ethynylphenyl)amine networks
Jiang, J., Trewin, A., Wood, C.D., Niu, H., Khimyak, Y.Z., Cooper, A.I. 22/03/2009
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High surface area amorphous microporous poly(aryleneethynylene) networks using tetrahedral carbon- and silicon-centred monomers
Stoeckel, E., Wu, X., Trewin, A., Wood, C.D., Clowes, R., Campbell, N.L., Jones, J.T.A., Khimyak, Y.Z., Adams, D.J., Cooper, A.I. 14/01/2009 In: Chemical Communications. 2009, 2, p. 212-214. 3 p.
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Atomistic simulation of micropore structure, surface area, and gas sorption properties for amorphous microporous polymer networks
Trewin, A., Willock, D.J., Cooper, A.I. 25/12/2008 In: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112, 51, p. 20549-20559. 11 p.
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Vesicles from peptidic side-chain polymers synthesized by atom transfer radical polymerization
Adams, D.J., Atkins, D., Cooper, A.I., Furzeland, S., Trewin, A., Young, I. 11/2008 In: Biomacromolecules. 9, 11, p. 2997-3003. 7 p.
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POLY 517-synthesis of nanoporous conjugated polymer networks
Cooper, A.I., Jiang, J., Dawson, R., Su, F., Niu, H., Wood, C.D., Jones, J.T.A., Khimyak, Y., Trewin, A. 17/08/2008
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Synthetic control of the pore dimension and surface area in conjugated microporous polymer and copolymer networks
Jiang, J., Su, F., Trewin, A., Wood, C.D., Niu, H., Jones, J.T.A., Khimyak, Y.Z., Cooper, A.I. 18/06/2008 In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 130, 24, p. 7710-7720. 11 p.
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Control of porosity geometry in amino acid derived nanoporous materials
Barrio, J.P., Rebilly, J., Carter, B., Bradshaw, D., Bacsa, J., Ganin, A.Y., Park, H., Trewin, A., Vaidhyanathan, R., Cooper, A.I., Warren, J.E., Rosseinsky, M.J. 19/05/2008 In: Chemistry - A European Journal. 14, 15, p. 4521-4532. 12 p.
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Microporous organic polymers for methane storage
Wood, C.D., Tan, B., Trewin, A., Su, F., Rosseinsky, M.J., Bradshaw, D., Sun, Y., Zhou, L., Cooper, A.I. 19/05/2008 In: Advanced Materials. 20, 10, p. 1916-1921. 6 p.
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PHYS 152-Nanoporous conjugated poly(aryleneethynylenes)
Jiang, J., Su, F., Trewin, A., Cooper, A.I. 6/04/2008
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POLY 381-Advanced amorphous porous polymer networks: understanding molecular level structure and dynamics using solid-state NMR
Jiang, J., Su, F., Trewin, A., Wood, C.D., Campbell, N.L., Niu, H., Dickinson, C., Ganin, A., Dawson, R., Jones, J.T.A., Rosseinsky, M.J., Cooper, A.I., Khimyak, Y.Z. 6/04/2008
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Conjugated microporous poly(aryleneethynylene) networks (vol 46, pg 8574, 2007)
Jiang, J.X., Su, F., Trewin, A., Wood, C.D., Campberll, N.L., Niu, H., Dickinson, C., Ganin, A.Y., Rosseinsky, M.J., Khimyak, Y.Z., Cooper, A.I. 1/02/2008 In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 47, 7, p. 1167-1167. 1 p.
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"Naked" fluoride binding sites for physisorptive hydrogen storage
Trewin, A., Darling, G.R., Cooper, A.I. 01/2008 In: New Journal of Chemistry. 32, 1, p. 17-20. 4 p.
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Conjugated microporous poly (aryleneethynylene) networks
Jiang, J., Su, F., Trewin, A., Wood, C.D., Campbell, N.L., Niu, H., Dickinson, C., Ganin, A.Y., Rosseinsky, M.J., Khimyak, Y.Z., Cooper, A.I. 19/11/2007 In: Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 46, 45, p. 8574-8578. 5 p.
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FUEL 167-Microporous polymers for hydrogen storage applications
Wood, C.D., Tan, B., Stoeckel, E., Rosseinsky, M.J., Bradshaw, D., Khimyak, Y., Niu, H., Trewin, A., Jiang, J., Su, F., Cooper, A.I. 19/08/2007
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FUEL 169-"Naked fluoride" binding sites for physisorptive hydrogen storage
Trewin, A., Darling, G.R., Cooper, A.I. 19/08/2007
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Hydrogen storage in microporous hypercrosslinked organic polymer networks
Wood, C.D., Tan, B., Trewin, A., Niu, H., Bradshaw, D., Rosseinsky, M.J., Khimyak, Y.Z., Campbell, N.L., Kirk, R., Stoeckel, E., Cooper, A.I. 17/04/2007 In: Chemistry of Materials. 19, 8, p. 2034-2048. 15 p.
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