Izaak Fryer-Kanssen

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Research Overview

Izaak graduated from UCL with a 2:1 MSci in Chemistry, with a research project which investigated a possible prebiotic pathway to RNA precursors from the diaminomaleonitrile (DAMN).

He is now using Density Functional Theory (DFT) to investigate the separation of lanthanides and actinides in nuclear waste using nitrogen donor ligands such as BTP, BTBP and BTPhen, under the supervision of Andy Kerridge and part funded by the Nuclear Decomissioning Agency (NDA).

Topological study of bonding in aquo and bis(triazinyl)pyridine complexes of trivalent lanthanides and actinides: does covalency imply stability?
Fryer-Kanssen, I., Austin, J., Kerridge, A. 17/10/2016 In: Inorganic Chemistry. 55, 20, p. 10034-10042. 9 p.
Journal article