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. In 2015 he became an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University, Perth, Australia where he spent a sabbatical. He received the Royal Society of Chemistry Barrer Award in 1993 for distinguished work on zeolites. His research interests which are reported in over 230 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.
Contact:
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e-mail:  m.anderson@manchester.ac.uk

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Selected publications:
  • Anatomy of Screw Dislocations in Nanoporous SAPO-18 as revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy
    Rachel L. Smith, Anna Lind, Martin P. Attfield, Duncan Akporiaye and Michael W. Anderson
    Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 6218-6221.

  • Massive Open Online Chemistry
    Michael W. Anderson, Jonathan R. Agger, Stephen Ashworth, Simon Lancaster and Patrick J. O’Malley
    Education in Chemistry, 2015, 52, 14-17.

  • Nanoporous Intergrowths: how crystal growth dictates phase composition and hierarchical structure in the CHA/AEI system
    Rachel L. Smith, Wojciech Slawinski, Anna Lind, David Wragg, Jasmina Cavka, Bjørner Arstad, Helmer Fjellvåg, Martin P. Attfield, Duncan Akporiaye and Michael W. Anderson
    Chem. Mater., 2015, 27, 4205-4215.

  • CHA/AEI Intergrowth Materials as Catalysts for the Methanol-to-Olefins Process
    Rachel L. Smith, Stian Svelle, Pablo del Campo, Terje Fuglerud, Bjørner Arstad, Anna Lind, Sachin Chavan, Martin P. Attfield, Duncan Akporiaye, and Michael W. Anderson
    Applied Catal. A, 2015, 505, 1-7.

  • Teaching a Chemistry MOOC with a Virtual Laboratory: Lessons Learned from an Introductory Physical Chemistry Course
    Patrick J. O'Malley Jonathan R Agger and Michael W Anderson
    J. Chem. Education, 2015, 00, 0000-0000.

  • Atomic Force Microscopy
    Pablo Cubillas and Michael W. Anderson
    Multi Length-Scale Characterisation (Inorganic Materials Series) (Eds Bruce, O‘Hare and Walton), Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, ISBN 978-1119953197, 121-193.

  • Structures of Silica-Based Nanoporous Materials Revealed by Microscopy
    Lu Han, Tetsu Ohsuna, Zheng Liu, Viveka Alfredsson, Tomas Kjellman, Shunsuke Asahina, Mitsuo Suga, Yanhang Ma, Peter Oleynikov, Keiichi Miyasaka, Alvaro Mayoral, Isabel Díaz, Yasuhiro Sakamoto, Sam Stevens, Michael W Anderson, Changhong Xiao, Nobuhisa Fujita, Alfonso Garcia-Bennett, Kyung Byung Yoon, Shunai Che and Osamu Terasaki
    ZAAC, 2014, 640, 521-536.

  • Recent progress in scanning electron microscopy for the characterization of fine structural details of nano materials
    Mitsuo Suga, Shunsuke Asahina, Yusuke Sakuda, Hiroyoshi Kazumori, Hidetoshi Nishiyama, Takeshi Nokuo, Viveka Alfredsson, Tomas Kjellman, Sam M. Stevens, Hae Sung Cho, Minhyung Cho, Lu Han, Shunai Che, Michael W. Anderson, Ferdi Schüth, Hexiang Deng, Omar Yaghi, Zheng Liu, Hu Young Jeong, Andreas Stein, Kazuyuki Sakamoto, Ryong Ryoo, Osamu Terasaki
    Progress in Solid State Chemistry, 2014, 42, 1-21.

  • Controlling the window size in mesoporous SBA-16
    Ling Qin, Yasuhiro Sakamoto and Michael W. Anderson
    PCCP, 2014, 16, 15640-15645.

  • Atomic Force Microscopy of Novel Zeolitic Materials Prepared by Top-Down Synthesis and ADOR Mechanism
    Rachel L. Smith, Pavla Eliášová, Michal Mazur, Martin P. Attfield, Jiří Čejka and Michael W. Anderson
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 2014, 20, 10446-10450.

  • Crystal growth of MOF-5 using secondary building units studied by in situ atomic force microscopy
    Pablo Cubillas, Kimberley Etherington, Michael W. Anderson and Martin P. Attfield
    CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 9834-9841.

  • AFM & High Resolution SEM investigation of zeolite A crystal growth. Part 2: in presence of organic additives
    Pablo Cubillas, James T. Gebbie, Sam M. Stevens, Nicola Blake, Ayako Umemura, Osamu Terasaki and Michael W. Anderson
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 23092-23099.

  • Materials Discovery and Crystal Growth of Zeolite-A type Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy
    Pablo Cubillas, Michael W. Anderson, Martin P. Attfield
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 2013, 19, 8236-8243.

  • A review of fine structures of nanoporous materials as evidenced by microscopic methods
    Zheng Liu, Nobuhisa Fujita, Keiichi Miyasaka, Lu Han, Sam M. Stevens, Mitsuo Suga, Shunsuke Asahina, Ben Slater, Changhong Xiao, Yasuhiro Sakamoto, Michael W. Anderson, Ryong Ryoo and Osamu Terasaki.
    Journal of Electron Microscopy, 2013, 62, 1-38.

  • Novel Structural Characterisations of Insulating and Electron Beam Sensitive Materials Employing Low Voltage High Resolution Scanning Electron Microscopy
    Osamu Terasaki1, HaeSung Cho, Minhyung Cho, HuYoung Jeong, Shunsuke Asahina, Yusuke Sakuda, Mituo Suga, Masato Kudo, Takeshi Nokuo, Zheng Liu, Sam M Stevens, Michael W Anderson, DianaCarolina GaleanoNunez, Ferdi Schuth, Tomas Kjellman, Viveka Alfredsson, Lu Han, Shunai Che, Hexiang Deng, Omar Yaghi, Kanghee Cho and Ryong Ryoo.
    JOEL News, 2013, 48, 21-31.

  • Influence of isomorphous substituting cobalt ions on the crystal growth of the MOF-5 framework determined by atomic force microscopy of growing core-shell crystals
    Pablo Cubillas, Michael W. Anderson and Martin P. Attfield.
    Cryst. Growth and Design, 2013, 13, 4526-4532.

  • Crystallisation of solvothermally synthesized ZIF-8 investigated at the bulk, single crystal and surface level
    Pak Y. Moh, Michael W. Anderson and Martin P. Attfield.
    CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 9672-9678.

  • Crystal Growth Mechanisms and Morphological Control of the Prototypical Metal-Organic Framework MOF-5 Revealed by Atomic Force Microscopy
    Pablo Cubillas, Michael W. Anderson and Martin P. Attfield.
    Chemistry - A European Journal, 2012, 18, 15406-15415.

  • Growth Mechanism of Microporous Zincophosphate Sodalite Revealed by In Situ Atomic Force Microscopy
    Mark A. Holden, Pablo Cubillas, Martin P. Attfield, James T. Gebbie and Michael W. Anderson.
    J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 13066-13073.

  • Revelation of the molecular assembly of the nanoporous metal organic framework ZIF-8
    Pak Y. Moh, Pablo Cubillas, Michael W. Anderson and Martin P. Attfield.
    J. Amer. Chem. Soc, 2011, 133, 13304-13307.

  • 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, 2011, 13, 745-749.

  • 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, 2011, 13, 750-756.

  • Crystal growth studies on microporous zincophosphate-faujasite using atomic force microscopy
    Pablo Cubillas, Mark Holden and Michael W Anderson.
    Cryst. Growth & Design, 2011, 11, 3163-3171.

  • AFM & HRSEM investigation of zeolite A crystal growth. Part 1: in absence of organic additives
    Pablo Cubillas, Sam M. Stevens, Nicola Blake, Ayako Umemura, Chin B. Chong, Osamu Terasaki and Michael W. Anderson.
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 12567-12574.

  • A new HRSEM approach to observe fine structures of novel nanostructured materials
    Shunsuke Asahina, Shinobu Uno, Mitsuo Suga, Sam M. Stevens, Miia Klingstedt, Yasuyuki Okano, Masato Kudo, Ferdi Schüth, Michael W. Anderson, Tadafumi Adschiri and Osamu Terasaki.
    Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, 2011, 146, 11-17.

  • Porosity, Acidity and Reactivity of Dealuminated Zeolite ZSM-5 at the Single Particle Level: Influence of the Zeolite Architecture
    Luis R. Aramburo, Lukasz Karwacki, Pablo Cubillas, Shunsuke Asahina, D. A. Matthijs de Winter, Martyn R. Drury, Inge L.C. Buurmans, Eli Stavitski, Davide Mores, Marco Daturi, Philippe Bazin, Paul Dumas, Frédéric Thibault-Starzyk, Norma Kahn, Jan A. Post, Simon R. Bare, Michael W. Anderson, Osamu Terasaki and Bert M. Weckhuysen.
    Chemistry a European Journal, 2011, 17, 13773-13781.

  • 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.