The research interests of the Mills group are wide and varied including: dye and semiconductor photochemistry, redox catalysis (in particular, oxygen catalysis), solar energy conversion (in particular artificial photosynthesis) and colour and fluorescence based indicators and smart inks and plastic films.

Green Impact Awards 2016

In 2016, Mills group members Dan Hawthorne and Luke Burns assisted the school with the Green Impact Awards’ Green Challenge Scheme. For their contribution, they designed and implemented a four-page informative pamphlet full of ideas to help new PhD students starting in the year 2016-17 live more environmentally friendly lifestyles, both in and out of the lab. The pamphlet is included at the beginning of every new lab book that new PhD Chemistry students will receive upon beginning their PhD at Queen’s.