Dr Ross Inglis

Dr Ross Inglis

Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow

Room 258

University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
David Brewster Road

Research Interests

Synthetic inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, d- and f-block metal compounds, molecular magnetism

Research Overview

I am a synthetic inorganic chemist interested in the formation and characterisation of molecule-based magnets, consisting of transition metal (3d) and lanthanide (4f) ions. Molecular magnets have potential for use in applications such as information storage and quantum computing, magnetic refrigeration, spintronics, magnetic sensors, and contrast agents in MRI.

My main interests are in the synthesis of molecules with relevance in cryogenic refrigeration and applicability in biomedical applications such as MRI. To study and fully characterise their physical properties and to construct molecule-based devices.

Dr Inglis research


  1. CO2 as a reaction ingredient for the construction of metal cages: a carbonate-panelled [Gd6Cu3] tridiminished icosahedron. T. N. Hooper, R. Inglis, M. A. Palacios, G. S. Nichol, M. B. Pitak, S. J. Coles, G. Lorusso, M. Evangelisti and E. K. Brechin, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 3498. 
  2. From antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic exchange in a family of oxime-based MnIII dimers: a magneto-structural study. W. P. Barros, R. Inglis, G. S. Nichol, T. Rajeshkumar, G. Rajaraman, S. Piligkos, H. O. Stumpf and E. K. Brechin, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 16510.
  3. Twisted Molecular Magnets. R. Inglis, C. J. Milios, L. F. Jones, S. Piligkos and E. K. Brechin, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 181.
  4. A [Mn32] "Double-Decker" Wheel. M. Manoli, R. Inglis, M. J. Manos, V. Nastopoulos, W. Wernsdorfer, E. K. Brechin and A. J. Tasiopoulos, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 4441.
  5. Frozen-Solution Magnetisation Dynamics of Hexanuclear Oxime-Based MnIII Single-Molecule Magnets. R. Inglis, J. Bendix, T. Brock-Nannestad, H. Weihe, E. K. Brechin and S. Piligkos, Chem. Sci., 2010, 1, 631.
  6. Twisting, Bending, Stretching: Strategies for Making Ferromagnetic [MnIII3] Triangles. R. Inglis, S. M. Taylor, L. F. Jones, G. S. Papaefstathiou, S. P. Perlepes, S. Datta, S. Hill, W. Wernsdorfer and E. K. Brechin, Dalton Trans., 2009, 42, 9157.
  7. Ground Spin State Manipulation and 3D Networks of Exchange Coupled [MnIII3] SMMs. R. Inglis, L. F. Jones, K. Mason, A. Collins, S. A. Moggach, S. Parsons, S. P. Perlepes, W. Wernsdorfer and E. K. Brechin, Chem. Eur. J., 2008, 14, 9117.
  8. Towards a Magnetostructural Correlation for a Family of Mn6 SMMs. C. J. Milios, R. Inglis, A. Vinslava, R. Bagai, W. Wernsdorfer, S. Parsons, G. Christou, S. P. Perlepes,  and E. K. Brechin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 12505.