Kristopher Waynant

University of Exeter Scholar Award, University of Exeter - Organic Chemistry

Kristopher’s research blends organic synthetic chemistry, coordination chemistry, and functional polymeric materials. Recent work has focused on: (1) the synthesis of polymers for calcium ion recognition; (2) investigating coordination complexes of transition metals with redox-active ligands and; (3) employing polymer hydrogel modifications for selective diffusion. The research group also has interest in building cross-linkers for hydrogel based biomaterials; exploring glycosidic recognition patterns of various polypeptides for immune responses; as well as many synthetic methodological studies.

Kristopher has a passion for chemical education and continually searches for ways to adapt his research into his lectures, courses, and laboratory classrooms.