Centre for Nanoporous Materials
Schools of Chemistry and CEAS 
Prof Mike Anderson BSc PhD FRSC CChem
Professor of Materials Chemistry and Director of the CNM

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Michael W. Anderson was born in Wimbledon, UK in 1960. Following his undergraduate studies in Chemical Physics at Edinburgh University he joined the group of John M. Thomas in Cambridge in 1981. His PhD thesis was entitled "Dealuminated Zeolites" and concentrated on the removal of aluminium from zeolites using tetrachlorosilane. This was followed by three post-doctoral appointments: University of Houston with Larry Kevan working on pulsed EPR measurements of transition metals in zeolites; University of Connecticut with Steve Suib working on catalyst poisoning; University of Cambridge with Jacek Klinowski where he developed in situ NMR methods for monitoring catalytic events in zeolites. He was appointed Lecturer in Chemistry at UMIST in 1990 and promoted to Professor of Materials Chemistry in 1998 and is currently Director of the Centre for Nanoporous Materials. He was recently Chairman of the British Zeolite Association and secretary of the International Zeolite Association and editor of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science: Special Issue on Catalysis and Porous Solids. In 1996 he spent a sabbatical year at Intevep and the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California at Santa barbara. He received the Royal Society of Chemistry Barrer Award in 1993 for distinguished work on zeolites. His research interests which are reported in over 200 papers include: experimental and theoretical NMR studies of heterogeneous microporous catalysts; structural studies of mesoporous materials; atomic force microscopy and electron microscopy studies of crystallisation mechanisms; synthesis and applications of novel microporous materials.

He was the last Head of Chemistry Department at UMIST before the merger to form the new University of Manchester and is now Head of Nanoscience.

A keen walker and camper Mike also enjoys playing cello and is currently learning to play the piano.
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e-mail:  m.anderson@manchester.ac.uk

Selected publications:
  • Unstitching the nanoscopic mystery of zeolite crystal formation
    Rhea Brent, Pablo Cubillas, Sam M. Stevens, Kim E. Jelfs, Ayako Umemura, James T. Gebbie, Ben Slater, Osamu Terasaki, Mark A. Holden and Michael W. Anderson.
    J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 13858-13868.

  • In situ Crystal Growth of Nanoporous Zincophosphate observed by Atomic Force Microscopy
    Mark A. Holden, Pablo Cubillas and Michael W. Anderson.
    Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 1047-1049.

  • Evolution of Surface Morphology with Introduction of Stacking Faults in Zeolites
    Neena S. John, Sam M. Stevens, Osamu Terasaki, and Michael W. Anderson.
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 2010, 16, 2220-2230.

  • SYNTHESIS OF ZEOLITES, Synthesis Mechanism: Crystal Growth and Nucleation
    Pablo Cubillas and Michael W. Anderson.
    ZEOLITES AND CATALYSIS: Synthesis, Reactions and Applications, eds. Jiri Cejka, Avelino Corma and Stacey Zones, pub. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2010, pp 1-55, ISBN: 978-3-527-32514-6.

  • Growth mechanisms in SAPO-34 studied by White Light Interferometry and Atomic Force Microscopy
    Borge Holme, Pablo Cubillas, Jasmina Hafizovic Cavka, Ben Slater, Michael W. Anderson and Duncan Akporiaye.
    Cryst. Growth & Design, 2010, 10, 2824-2828.

  • Adsorption of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate and Sodium Dodecyl Phosphate at the Surface of Aluminium Oxide Studied with AFM
    Philip M. Karlsson, Michael W. Anderson and Anders E.C. Palmqvist.
    Corrosion Science, 2010, 52, 1103-1105.

  • Hierarchical Porous Materials: Internal Structure Revealed by Argon Ion-Beam Cross-Section Polishing, HRSEM and AFM
    Adonay R. Loiola, Lindomar R.D. da Silva, Michael W. Anderson, Pablo Cubillas, Sam M. Stevens and Osamu Terasaki.
    Solid State Sciences, 2010, 00, 0000-0000.

  • Mesopore Generation by Organosilane Surfactant during LTA Zeolite Crystallization, investigated by High-Resolution SEM and Monte Carlo Simulation
    Kanghee Cho, Ryong Ryoo, Shunsuke Asahina, Changhong Xiao, Miia Klingstedt, Ayako Umemura, Michael W Anderson, Osamu Terasaki.
    Solid State Sciences, 2010, 00, 0000-0000.

  • Mesoporous Microspheres with Doubly Ordered Core-Shell Structure
    Adolfo Lopez-Noriega, Eduardo Ruiz-Hernandez, Sam M. Stevens, Daniel Arcos, Michael W. Anderson, Osamu Terasaki and Maria Vallet-Regi.
    Chem. Mater., 2009, 21, 18-20.

  • Si-29 NMR Relaxation of Silicated Nanoparticles in Tetraethoxysilane-Tetrapropylammonium Hydroxide-Water System (TEOS-TPAOH-H2O)
    Mohamed Haouas, David P. Petry, Michael W. Anderson and Francis Taulelle.
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 10838-10841.

  • Spiral Growth on Nanoporous Silicoaluminophosphate STA-7 as Observed by Atomic Force Microscopy
    Pablo Cubillas, Maria Castro, Kim E. Jelfs, Alan J. W. Lobo, Ben Slater, Dewi W. Lewis, Paul A. Wright, Sam M. Stevens and Michael W. Anderson.
    Cryst. Growth & Design, 2009, 9, 4041-4050.

  • Single layer growth of sub-micron metal-organic framework crystals observed by in situ atomic force microscopy
    Neena S. John, Camilla Scherb, Maryiam Shoaee, Michael W. Anderson, Martin P. Attfield and Thomas Bein.
    Chem. Commun., 2009, 6294-6296.

  • An appraisal of high-resolution scanning electron microscopy applied to porous materials
    Sam M. Stevens, Kjell Jansson, Changhong Xiao, Shunsuke Asahina, Miia Klingstedt, Daniel Grčner, Yasuhiro Sakamoto, Keiichi Miyasaka, Pablo Cubillas, Rhea Brent, Lu Han, Shunai Che, Ryong Ryoo, Dongyuan Zhao, Michael W. Anderson, Ferdi Schuth and Osamu Terasaki.
    JEOL News, 2009, 44, 17-22.

  • Nano-scale electron beam damage studied by atomic force microscopy
    Sam M. Stevens, Pablo Cubillas, Kjell Jansson, Osamu Terasaki and Michael W. Anderson.
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 18441-18443.

  • Morphology Dependent MFI-type Zeolite Intergrowth Structures Leading to Distinct Internal and Outer Surface Molecular Diffusion Barriers
    Lukasz Karwacki, Marianne H.F. Kox, D.A. Matthijs de Winter, Martyn Drury, Johannes D. Meeldijk, Eli Stavitski, Wolfgang Schmidt, Machteld Mertens, Allen W. Burton, Stacey I. Zones, Pablo Cubillas, Neena John, Ally Chan, Simon R. Bare, Michael W. Anderson, Jan Kornatowski and Bert M. Weckhuysen.
    Nature Materials, 2009, 8, 959-965.

  • Connectivity Analysis of the Clear Sol Precursor of Silicalite: Are Nanoparticles Aggregated Oligomers or Silica Particles?
    Mohamed Haouas, David P. Petry, Stephen C. C. Wong, Alexander Aerts, Christine E. A. Kirschhock, Johan A. Martens, Simon J. Gaskell, Michael W. Anderson and Francis Taulelle.
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2009, 113, 20827-20836.

  • Modern Microscopy Methods for the Structural Study of Porous Materials
    M.W. Anderson, T. Ohsuna, Y. Sakamoto, Z. Liu, A. Carlsson, Osamu Terasaki
    Chem. Commun., 2004, 4649-4653.

  • Synthesis and characterization of hierarchically ordered porous silica materials
    T. Sen, G.J.T. Tiddy, J.L. Casci, M.W. Anderson
    Chem. Mater., 2004, 16, 2044-2054.

  • One-Pot Synthesis of Hierarchically Ordered Porous Silica Materials on Three Orders of Length Scale
    T. Sen, M.W. Anderson, G.J.T. Tiddy, J.L. Casci
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2003, 42, 4649-4653.

  • Atomic Force Microscopy Study of the Molecular Sieve MnAPO-50
    L.I. Meza, J.R. Agger, N.Z. Logar, V. Kaucic, M.W. Anderson
    Chem. Commun., 2003, 2300-2301.

  • Silicalite Crystal Growth Investigated by Atomic Force Microscopy
    J.R. Agger, N. Hanif, C.S. Cundy, A.P. Wade, S. Dennison, P.A. Rawlinson, M.W. Anderson
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 830-839.

  • Modelling Mesoporous Materials
    M.W. Anderson, C.C. Egger, G.J.T. Tiddy, J.L. Casci
    Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 2002, 142, 1149-1156.

  • Theoretical Study of Toluene Adsorbed on Zeolites X and Y: Calculation of 13C NMR Parameters
    A. Simperler, R.G. Bell, A. Philippou, M.W. Anderson
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 2002, 106, 10944-10954.

  • Surface Microscopy of Porous Materials
    M.W. Anderson
    Curr. Op. Sol. State Mater. Sci., 2001, 5, 407-415.

  • Fundamental Zeolite Growth Rates from Simulation of Atomic Force Micrographs
    J.R. Agger, N. Hanif, M.W. Anderson
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2001, 40, 4065-4067.

  • Microporous Titanosilicates and Other Novel Mixed Octahedral-Tetrahedral Framework Oxides
    J. Rocha, M.W. Anderson
    Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2000, 801-818.

  • Hierarchical Pore Structures Through Diatom Zeolitization
    M.W. Anderson, S.M. Holmes, N. Hanif, C.S. Cundy
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2000, 39 2707-2710.

  • The Effect of Stirring on the Synthesis of Intergrowths of Zeolite Y Polymorphs
    N. Hanif, M.W. Anderson, V. Alfredsson, O. Terasaki
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2000, 2 3349-3357.

  • Cation sites in ETS-10: Na-23 3Q MAS NMR and Lattice Energy Minimisation Calculations
    M.W. Anderson, J.R. Agger, D.P. Luigi, A.K. Baggaley, J. Rocha
    PCCP, 1999, 1, 2287-2292.

  • Crystallization in Zeolite A studied by Atomic Force Microscopy
    J.R. Agger, N. Pervaiz, A.K. Cheetham, M.W. Anderson
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1998, 120, 10754-10759.

  • Simplified Description of MCM-48
    M.W. Anderson
    Zeolites, 1997, 19, 220-227.

  • The First Large-Pore Vanadosilicate Framework Containing Hexacoordinated Vanadium
    J. Rocha, P. Brandao, Z. Lin and M.W. Anderson V. Alfreddson, O. Terasaki
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1997, 36, 100-102.

  • Structure of MCM-48 Revealed by Transmission Electron Microscopy
    V. Alfredsson, M.W. Anderson
    Chem. Mater., 1996, 8, 1141-1146.

  • Simplified Description of MCM-48
    M.W. Anderson
    Zeolites, 1997, 19, 220-227.

  • Crystal Growth in Zeolite Y Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy
    M.W. Anderson, J.R. Agger, J.T. Thornton, N. Forsyth
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 1996, 1, 2287-2292.

  • Microporous Titanosilicate ETS-10: A Structural Survey
    M.W. Anderson, O. Terasaki, T. Ohsuna, P.J. O'Malley, A. Philippou, S.P. MacKay, A. Ferreira, J. Rocha, S. Lidin
    Philos. Mag. B, 1995, 71, 831-841.

  • Solid-State NMR Investigation of the Alkylation of Toluene with Methanol over Basic Zeolite X
    A. Philippou, M.W. Anderson
    J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 1994, 116, 5774-5783.

  • Structure of the Microporous Titanosilicate ETS-10
    M.W. Anderson, O. Terasaki, T. Ohsuna, A. Philippou, S.P. MacKay, A. Ferreira, J. Rocha, S. Lidin
    Nature, 1994, 367, 347-351.