Welcome to the Yeung research group at the School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham. We perform cross-disciplinary research into the formation and organisation of responsive materials, using state of the art experiments in our laboratory and central scientific facilities.


For group events, our recent papers, public engagement and all the other things we do, check out our latest news and follow us @YeungMaterLab.


We use state-of-the-art scientific experiments to understand how complex materials form, how their building blocks are arranged, and how they respond to external influences. In this way, we build the knowledge required to design materials with new and improved functions for applications such as energy storage, computing and sensing. Read more…


d4a_2430-croppedWe are always happy to welcome motivated, enthusiastic people to join our team. We are LGBTQ+ friendly and aspire to work in an inclusive way, preferring critical and creative thinking over hours spent at the lab bench. Projects cover a range of topics and techniques, so if you are interested in joining us, please contact Hamish for discussions prior to making an application. For more information about the group, and if you’re interested in joining us, read more…


We try to publish our work in Open Access formats wherever possible and have a strong interest in ethical publication. A list of the group’s publications is available with links; please get in touch to request copies.

Recent highlight: “Single-step synthesis and interface tuning of core–shell metal–organic framework nanoparticles” K. W. P. Orr, S. M. Collins, E. M. Reynolds, F. Nightingale, H. Boström, S. J. Cassidy, D. Dawson, S. E. Ashbrook, O. V. Magdysyuk, P. A. Midgley, A. L. Goodwin, H. H-M. Yeung. Chemical Science 202112, 4494–4502. DOI: 10.1039/D0SC04892E.


One-minute welcome: Yeung Group


Our research is generously supported by a range of funding sources. For more details, and if you’re interested in supporting us, read on…