Department of Chemistry


1 South 1.12


Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386504 


Prof Gareth Price


Our research work crosses a number of topics, the common theme being the preparation, characterisation and application of polymers with controlled structure and properties. Many projects involve more than one of these areas.

Research Interests

  • High Intensity Ultrasound in chemistry (“Sonochemistry”)
  • Synthesis and Preparation of Functional Polymers
  • Characterisation and Properties of Polymer Systems


Ud-Din, I., Nawaz, M., Price, G., Baloch, M. K., Bangesh, M. A., Rehman, W., Ullah, H. and Ahmad, S., 2017. Preparation, morphology and sonication time dependence of silver nanoparticles in amphiphilic block copolymers of PEO with polystyrene or PMMA. Journal of Polymer Research, 24 (9), 137.

Stubbing, J., Brown, J. and Price, G., 2017. Sonochemical production of nanoparticle metal oxides for potential use in dentistry. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 35 (Part B), pp. 646-654.

Price, G., Nawaz, M., Bibi, S. and Yasin, T., 2017. Sonochemical Modification of Carbon Nanotubes for Enhanced Nanocomposite Performance.

Bibi, S., Price, G. J., Yasin, T. and Nawaz, M., 2016. Eco-friendly synthesis and catalytic application of chitosan/gold/carbon nanotube nanocomposite films. RSC Advances, 6 (65), pp. 60180-60186.

Kociok-Kohn, G., Molloy, K. C., Price, G. J. and Smith, D. R. G., 2016. The structures of uncommon cationic N-alkenyl purine and pyrimidine bases. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 53 (1).

Chiu, W. S., Belsey, N. A., Garrett, N. L., Moger, J., Price, G. J., Delgado-Charro, M. B. and Guy, R. H., 2015. Drug delivery into microneedle-porated nails from nanoparticle reservoirs. Journal of Controlled Release, 220 (A), pp. 98-106.

Smith, D. R. G., Kociok-Köhn, G., Molloy, K. C., Price, G. J. and Short, R. D., 2015. Thymine-functionalised siloxanes:Model compounds and polymers. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 778, pp. 29-34.

Price, G. J., Tiong, T. J. and King, D. C., 2014. Sonochemical characterisation of ultrasonic dental descalers. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21 (6), pp. 2052-2060.

Tiong, T. J., Price, G. J. and Kanagasingam, S., 2014. A computational simulation study on the acoustic pressure generated by a dental endosonic file:effects of intensity, file shape and volume. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21 (5), pp. 1858-1865.

Nawaz, M., Ud-Din, I., Price, G. and Baloch, M.K., 2014. Preparation of gold nanoparticles in polystyrene–PEO block copolymers:The role of ultrasound. Journal of Polymer Research, 21 (8), 495.

Kociok-Kohn, G., Mahon, M. F., Molloy, K. C., Price, G. J., Prior, T. J. and Smith, D. R. G., 2014. Biomimetic polyorganosiloxanes:Model compounds for new materials. Dalton Transactions, 43 (21), pp. 7734-7746.

Siddique, M., Farooq, R. and Price, G. J., 2014. Synergistic effects of combining ultrasound with the Fenton process in the degradation of Reactive Blue 19. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21 (3), pp. 1206-1212.

Belsey, N. A., Garrett, N. L., Contreras-Rojas, L. R., Pickup-Gerlaugh, A. J., Price, G. J., Moger, J. and Guy, R. H., 2014. Evaluation of drug delivery to intact and porated skin by coherent Raman scattering and fluorescence microscopies. Journal of Controlled Release, 174 (28), pp. 37-42.

Price, G. J., 2014. Foreword. In: Manickam, S. and Ashokkumar, M., eds. Cavitation. Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing, xv.

Walmsley, A. D., Lea, S. C., Felver, B., King, D. C. and Price, G. J., 2013. Mapping cavitation activity around dental ultrasonic tips. Clinical Oral Investigations, 17 (4), pp. 1227-1234.

Burrows, A., Holman, J., Parsons, A., Pilling, G. and Price, G., 2013. Chemistry3:Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Oxford University Press.

Nawaz, M., Baloch, M. K., Price, G. J., Ud-Din, I. and El-Mossalamy, E.-S. E.-B., 2013. Synthesis, association and surface morphology of poly (ethylene oxide)-polystyrene block copolymer. Journal of Polymer Research, 20 (7), 180.

Skinner, E.K. and Price, G. J., 2012. Encapsulation and release of aqueous components from sonochemically produced protein microspheres. Chemical Communications, 48 (74), pp. 9260-9262.

Wasbrough, M. J., Edler, K. J., Hawley, A. M., Holdaway, J. A. and Price, G. J., 2012. Control of mesostructure in self-assembled polymer/surfactant films by rational micelle design. Soft Matter, 8 (12), pp. 3357-3362.

Tiong, T. J. and Price, G. J., 2012. Ultrasound promoted reaction of Rhodamine B with sodium hypochlorite using sonochemical and dental ultrasonic instruments. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 19 (2), pp. 358-364.

Skinner, E. K., Whiffin, F. M. and Price, G. J., 2012. Room temperature sonochemical initiation of thiol-ene reactions. Chemical Communications, 48 (54), pp. 6800-6802.

Tiong, T. J., Walmsley, A. D. and Price, G. J., 2012. Sonochemical cleaning efficiencies in dental instruments. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1433, pp. 573-576.

Vandenburg, D. and Price, G. J., 2012. Ultrasound promoted Wurtz coupling of alkyl bromides and dibromides. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 19 (1), pp. 5-8.

Halacheva, S., Price, G. J. and Garamus, V. M., 2011. Effects of Temperature and Polymer Composition upon the Aqueous Solution Properties of Comblike Linear Poly(ethylene imine)/Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)-Based Polymers. Macromolecules, 44 (18), pp. 7394-7404.

Price, G. J., Mahon, M. F., Shannon, J. and Cooper, C., 2011. Composition of calcium carbonate polymorphs precipitated using ultrasound. Crystal Growth and Design, 11 (1), pp. 39-44.

Stawski, D., Halacheva, S., Bellmann, C., Simon, F., Poowinski, S. and Price, G., 2011. Deposition of poly(ethyleneimine)/poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) based comb-branched polymers onto polypropylene nonwoven fabric using the layer-by-layer technique. selected properties of the modified materials. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 25 (13), pp. 1481-1495.

White, J. R., Price, G. J., Schiffers, S., Raithby, P. R., Plucinski, P. K. and Frost, C. G., 2010. A modular approach to catalytic synthesis using a dual-functional linker for Click and Suzuki coupling reactions. Tetrahedron Letters, 51 (30), pp. 3913-3917.

Teo, B. M., Prescott, S. W., Price, G. J., Grieser, F. and Ashokkumar, M., 2010. Synthesis of temperature responsive poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) using ultrasound irradiation. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114 (9), pp. 3178-3184.

Price, G. J., Harris, N. K. and Stewart, A. J., 2010. Direct observation of cavitation fields at 23 and 515 kHz. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 17 (1), pp. 30-33.

Tiong, T.J., King, D.C., Price, G.J., Lea, S.C. and Damien Walmsley, A., 2010. Correlation of vibrometry and cleaning effects in ultrasonic dental instruments. In: 20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010, 2010-08-23 - 2010-08-27.

Price, G.J., 2010. Detection and measurement of cavitation in sonochemistry and medical ultrasound. In: 39th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering 2010, INTER-NOISE 2010.Vol. 8. , pp. 6574-6582.

Walmsley, A.D., Felver, B., Lea, S.C., Lumley, P.J., King, D.C. and Price, G.J., 2010. Identifying cavitation around dental ultrasonic instruments. In: 39th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering 2010, INTER-NOISE 2010.Vol. 8. , pp. 6593-6600.

Price, G.J., 2010. Sonochemistry and sonoluminescence in aqueous systems. In: 20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010, 2010-08-23 - 2010-08-27.

White, J.R., Price, G.J., Plucinski, P.K. and Frost, C.G., 2009. The rhodium-catalysed 1,2-addition of arylboronic acids to aldehydes and ketones with sulfonated S-Phos. Tetrahedron Letters, 50 (52), pp. 7365-7368.

Laska, U., Frost, C. G., Price, G. J. and Plucinski, P. K., 2009. Easy-separable magnetic nanoparticle-supported Pd catalysts: Kinetics, stability and catalyst re-use. Journal of Catalysis, 268 (2), pp. 318-328.

Wu, X., Price, G. J. and Guy, R. H., 2009. Disposition of nanoparticles and an associated lipophilic permeant following topical application to the skin. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 6 (5), pp. 1441-1448.

Wu, X., Griffin, P., Price, G. J. and Guy, R. H., 2009. Preparation and in vitro evaluation of topical formulations based on polystyrene-poly-2-hydroxyl methacrylate nanoparticles. Molecular Pharmaceutics, 6 (5), pp. 1449-1456.

Felver, B., King, D. C., Lea, S. C., Price, G. J. and Damien Walmsley, A., 2009. Cavitation occurrence around ultrasonic dental scalers. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 16 (5), pp. 692-697.

Price, G. J., 2009. Synthesis and modification of silicon-containing polymers using ultrasound. Polymer International, 58 (3), pp. 290-295.

Laska, U., Frost, C. G., Plucinski, P. K. and Price, G. J., 2008. Rhodium containing magnetic nanoparticles: effective catalysts for hydrogenation and the 1,4-addition of boronic acids. Catalysis Letters, 122 (1-2), pp. 68-75.

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