Christiane Timmel

Tutor in Chemistry; Professor of Chemistry
MA DPhil Oxf, Dipl Chem TU Dresden 

Christiane Timmel is Professor of Chemistry, and our tutor and fellow of Physical Chemistry. 

Research Interests

Her research interests include the study of magnetic field effects on radical recombination reactions as well as the applications of electron paramagnetic resonance to the study of chemical and biological systems. She is director of the Centre for Advanced Electron Spin Resonance (CAESR) based in the Chemistry Department.

Selected Publications

  • 'Transient EPR reveals triplet state delocalization in a series of cyclic and linear p-conjugated porphyrin oligomers' Tait, C.E.; Neuhaus, P.; Peeks, M.D.; Anderson, H.L.; Timmel, C. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 25, 8284–8293, (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b04511).
  • 'Probing a chemical compass: novel variants of low-frequency reaction yield detected magnetic resonance' Maeda, K.; Storey, J. G.; Liddell, P. A.; Gust, D.; Hore, P. J.; Wedge, C. J.; Timmel, C. R. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 3550-3559, (doi: 10.1039/C4CP04095C).
  • 'Triplet State Delocalization in a Conjugated Porphyrin Dimer Probed by Transient Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Techniques' Tait, C.E.; Neuhaus, P.; Anderson, H.L.; Timmel, C. R. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 20, 6670–6679, (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b03249).
  • 'Following Radical Pair Reactions in Solution: A Step Change in Sensitivity Using Cavity Ring-Down Detection' Kiminori Maeda, Simon R.T. Neil, Kevin B. Henbest, Stefan Weber, Erik Schleicher, Peter J. Hore, Stuart R. Mackenzie and Christiane R. Timmel, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 133(44), 17807-17815 (2011).
  • 'Protein Surface Interactions Probed by Magnetic Field Effects on Chemical Reactions' Kiminori Maeda, Alexander J. Robinson, Kevin B. Henbest, Emma J. Dell and Christiane R. Timmel. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132(5), 1466-1467 (2010).
  • Read the feature in C&E News
  • 'Radiofrequency Polarization Effects in Low-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance' C. J. Wedge, Christopher T. Rodgers, Stuart A. Norman, Neville Baker, Kiminori Maeda, Kevin B. Henbest, P. Styles, P. J. Hore, and C. R. Timmel. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11(31), 6573-6579 (2009).
  • 'Radiofrequency Polarization Effects in Zero-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance' Christopher T. Rodgers, C. J. Wedge, Stuart A. Norman, Philipp Kukura, Karen Nelson, Neville Baker, Kiminori Maeda, Kevin B. Henbest, P. J. Hore, and C. R. Timmel. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11(31), 6569-6572 (2009).
  • 'SQUID Magnetometry as a Tool for Following a Clock Reaction in Solution' R. Evans, K. B  Henbest, M. A. Hayward, M. M. Britton, K. Maeda and C. R. Timmel. DaltonTrans., 14, 2467 (2009).
  • 'Chemical Compass Model of Avian Magnetoreception' K. Maeda, K. B  Henbest, F. Cintolesi, I. Kuprov, C. T. Rodgers, P  A  Liddell, D. Gust, C. R. Timmel, and P. J. Hore, Nature, 453, 387 (2008).

DOI: 10.1038/nature06834 (Nature Letter)
DOI: 10.1038/news.2008.788 (Nature News)