Bruce C. Gibb


School of Science & Engineering
Bruce C. Gibb

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., 1998, Organic Chemistry, Robert Gordon’s University


Our interdisciplinary research focuses on the development and study of novel supramolecular systems in aqueous solution. The aim of our work is two-fold. First, we seek to identify new and unique phenomena that can only arise though the precise structural control of nano-scale supramolecular species in solution. Examples include, the separation of hydrocarbon gases using aqueous solutions, selective molecular protection and the kinetic resolution of molecular mixtures, or the development of nano-scale reaction vessels. Second, we use supramolecular systems to study the fundamental properties of aqueous solutions, in particular the molecular basis of the Hydrophobic Effect and the Hofmeister Effect.


Organic Chemistry

Selected Publications