Department staff

Dr Mark Elsegood

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Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry

Manager of Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Loughborough University, 2011-date.

Lecturer in Chemistry, Loughborough University, 2000-2011.

Research Demonstrator and Temporary Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1992-2000.

BSc. (1984-87) & PhD. (1987-91) in Chemistry, University College London.

Member of the British Crystallographic Association (BCA).

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), MRSC, CChem.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy                                   


  • Supramolecular chemistry of hydrogen-bonded and π···π bonded systems.
  • Benzene-, pyridine-, and pyrazinepolycarboxylic acid systems.
  • Linking metal-bound carboxylate complexes with boronic acids.
  • Ruthenium arene and other transition metal-based supramolecular arrays.
  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction using sealed tube and synchrotron sources.
  • Co-Editor Acta Cryst. C. 2005-2014.
  • Member of the CCLRC (now STFC) Facilities Access Panel, Structural and Environmental College 2006-08.
  • Tutor at BCA Durham Crystallography School, 1993-2003.      
  • Part B Co-ordinator
  • Member of Chemistry Department Operation Committee.
  • Member of Staff-Student Liaison Committee (SSLC).
  • Manager of Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction Laboratory.
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor for Sealed Beam X-ray Sources in Department of Chemistry and Member of University Radiation Protection Committee.
  • Fire Marshall in Graham Oldham Building.    



Teaching responsibilities:

  • CMF002: Foundation of Inorganic Chemistry, 5 lectures.
  • CMA005: Stoichiometry and Analytical Measurements, 8 lectures. Internal Examiner.
  • CMA007: Concepts in Main Group Chemistry, 11 lectures.
  • CMB005: Inorganic Structure Determination, 5 lectures, Internal Examiner.
  • CMD111: Inorganic Option A - Practical Aspects of X-ray Crystallography, 9 lectures, Internal Examiner.
  • CMD112: Inorganic Option B - 1 lecture, Internal Examiner.
  • CMC016: Project 1.
  • CMD001: Project 2.