Martin Peeks

Scientia Lecturer
Scientia Fellow (Level B)

Martin is a Scientia Lecturer in the School of Chemistry with a research interest in supramolecular materials and their applications, such as in sensing and in light-harvesting.

Martin completed his DPhil thesis at the University of Oxford in late 2016, working with Prof Harry Anderson. Postdoctoral stays at MIT (Swager group) and back in Oxford (Anderson group) followed, before he took up his current position at UNSW in 2019.

You can learn more about the work of the Peeks group at its website: peeksgroup.com

#scienv #supramolecular #aromaticity

Journal articles
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Nelson Z; Delage-Laurin L; Peeks MD; Swager TM, 2021, 'Large Faraday Rotation in Optical-Quality Phthalocyanine and Porphyrin Thin Films', Journal of the American Chemical Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c02113
2021
Jirásek M; Anderson HL; Peeks MD, 2021, 'From Macrocycles to Quantum Rings: Does Aromaticity Have a Size Limit?', Acc Chem Res, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.accounts.1c00323
2021
Rickhaus M; Jirasek M; Tejerina L; Gotfredsen H; Peeks MD; Haver R; Jiang HW; Claridge TDW; Anderson HL, 2020, 'Global aromaticity at the nanoscale', Nature Chemistry, vol. 12, pp. 236 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41557-019-0398-3
2020
Kendrick WJ; Jirásek M; Peeks MD; Greetham GM; Sazanovich IV; Donaldson PM; Towrie M; Parker AW; Anderson HL, 2020, 'Mechanisms of IR amplification in radical cation polarons', Chemical Science, vol. 11, pp. 2112 - 2120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9sc05717j
2020
Richert S; Anderson HL; Peeks MD; Timmel CR, 2019, 'Probing the orientation of porphyrin oligomers in a liquid crystal solvent–a triplet state electron paramagnetic resonance study', Molecular Physics, vol. 117, pp. 2700 - 2708, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00268976.2018.1511868
2019
Peeks MD; Anderson HL, 2019, 'Watching Bonds Move in a Large Antiaromatic Ring', Chem, vol. 5, pp. 9 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chempr.2018.12.019
2019
Jeon I; Peeks MD; Savagatrup S; Zeininger L; Chang S; Thomas G; Wang W; Swager TM, 2019, 'Janus Graphene: Scalable Self-Assembly and Solution-Phase Orthogonal Functionalization', Advanced Materials, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201900438
2019
Peeks M; Gong J; McLoughlin K; Kobatake T; Haver R; Herz L; Anderson HL, 2019, 'Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in the Excited States of Porphyrin Nanorings', ChemRxiv, vol. 10, pp. 2017 - 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.7797533
2019
Peeks MD; Jirasek M; Claridge TDW; Anderson HL, 2019, 'Global Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in Porphyrin Nanoring Anions', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 58, pp. 15717 - 15720, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201909032
2019
Peeks MD; Jirasek M; Claridge TDW; Anderson HL, 2019, 'Global Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity in Porphyrin Nanoring Anions', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 131, pp. 15864 - 15867, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201909032
2019
Bressan G; Peeks MD; Anderson HL; Meech SR; Heisler IA, 2019, 'Time-Resolved Structural Dynamics of Extended Ï-Electron Porphyrin Nanoring', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123, pp. 27222 - 27229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07494
2019
Cremers J; Haver R; Rickhaus M; Gong JQ; Favereau L; Peeks MD; Claridge TDW; Herz LM; Anderson HL, 2018, 'Template-Directed synthesis of a conjugated zinc porphyrin nanoball', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 140, pp. 5352 - 5355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b02552
2018
Wang P; Jeon I; Lin Z; Peeks MD; Savagatrup S; Kooi SE; Van Voorhis T; Swager TM, 2018, 'Insights into Magneto-Optics of Helical Conjugated Polymers', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 140, pp. 6501 - 6508, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b03777
2018
Posligua V; Aziz A; Haver R; Peeks MD; Anderson HL; Grau-Crespo R, 2018, 'Band Structures of Periodic Porphyrin Nanostructures', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, pp. 23790 - 23798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08131
2018
Wang P; Lin S; Lin Z; Peeks MD; Van Voorhis T; Swager TM, 2018, 'A Semiconducting Conjugated Radical Polymer: Ambipolar Redox Activity and Faraday Effect', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 140, pp. 10881 - 10889, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b06193
2018
Richert S; Cremers J; Kuprov I; Peeks MD; Anderson HL; Timmel CR, 2017, 'Constructive quantum interference in a bis-copper six-porphyrin nanoring', Nature Communications, vol. 8, pp. 14842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14842
2017
Richert S; Kuprov I; Peeks MD; Suturina EA; Cremers J; Anderson HL; Timmel CR, 2017, 'Quantifying the exchange coupling in linear copper porphyrin oligomers', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 19, pp. 16057 - 16061, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cp01787a
2017
Peeks MD; Tait CE; Neuhaus P; Fischer GM; Hoffmann M; Haver R; Cnossen A; Harmer JR; Timmel CR; Anderson HL, 2017, 'Electronic Delocalization in the Radical Cations of Porphyrin Oligomer Molecular Wires', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, pp. 10461 - 10471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.7b05386
2017
Kowalska P; Peeks MD; Roliński T; Anderson HL; Waluk J, 2017, 'Detection of a weak ring current in a nonaromatic porphyrin nanoring using magnetic circular dichroism', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 19, pp. 32556 - 32565, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cp07348h
2017
Peeks MD; Claridge TDW; Anderson HL, 2017, 'Aromatic and antiaromatic ring currents in a molecular nanoring', Nature, vol. 541, pp. 200 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature20798
2017
Liu P; Hisamune Y; Peeks MD; Odell B; Gong JQ; Herz LM; Anderson HL, 2016, 'Synthesis of Five-Porphyrin Nanorings by Using Ferrocene and Corannulene Templates', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 55, pp. 8358 - 8362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201602909
2016
Tait CE; Neuhaus P; Peeks MD; Anderson HL; Timmel CR, 2016, 'Excitation wavelength-dependent EPR study on the influence of the conformation of multiporphyrin arrays on triplet state delocalization', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 18, pp. 5275 - 5280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp07424j
2016
Peeks MD; Neuhaus P; Anderson HL, 2016, 'Experimental and computational evaluation of the barrier to torsional rotation in a butadiyne-linked porphyrin dimer', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 18, pp. 5264 - 5274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cp06167a
2016
Richert S; Peeks MD; Tait CE; Anderson HL; Timmel CR, 2016, 'Photogenerated triplet states in supramolecular porphyrin ladder assemblies: An EPR study', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 18, pp. 24171 - 24175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6cp04444a
2016
Karunanithy G; Cnossen A; Müller H; Peeks MD; Rees NH; Claridge TDW; Anderson HL; Baldwin AJ, 2016, 'Harnessing NMR relaxation interference effects to characterise supramolecular assemblies', Chemical Communications, vol. 52, pp. 7450 - 7453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6cc02544g
2016
Liu P; Hisamune Y; Peeks MD; Odell B; Gong JQ; Herz LM; Anderson HL, 2016, 'Synthesis of Five-Porphyrin Nanorings by Using Ferrocene and Corannulene Templates', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 128, pp. 8498 - 8502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201602909
2016
Tait CE; Neuhaus P; Peeks MD; Anderson HL; Timmel CR, 2015, 'Transient EPR Reveals Triplet State Delocalization in a Series of Cyclic and Linear π-Conjugated Porphyrin Oligomers', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 137, pp. 8284 - 8293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b04511
2015
Movsisyan LD; Peeks MD; Greetham GM; Towrie M; Thompson AL; Parker AW; Anderson HL, 2014, 'Photophysics of threaded sp-carbon chains: The polyyne is a sink for singlet and triplet excitation', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 136, pp. 17996 - 18008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja510663z
2014
Conference Papers
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Peeks M; Swager T, 2018, 'Discovering new Faraday rotators: Towards structure-property relationships for magneto-optical effects', in ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, Boston, MA, presented at 256th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) - Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Beyond, Boston, MA, 19 August 2018 - 23 August 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000447609103297&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2018

Lindemann Trust Fellowship from the English-Speaking Union 2017-18.

I am course coordinator for CHEM2031 (Inorganic Chemistry: The Elements) and co-course coordinator for the "Python for Chemists" stream in CHEM4502.