2014 – 2015

2014-2015 Student Cohort

2014-2015 Student Cohort

Korrin Saunders, Cardiff (MChem):

RS1: The use of additive manufacturing in the design and comparison of micro-reactors for the coninuous synthesis of silver nanoparticles: Dr Laura Torrente (Bath)
RS2: Interrogative kinetic analysis for heterogeneous catalysis using a temporal analysis of products reactor: Dr David Willock (Cardiff)
PhD: Water Purification (CWAO): Professor Stanislaw Golunski (Cardiff), Dr Pawel Plucinski (Bath).

Stephen Luckham, Manchester (MChem):

RS1: Activated Boronate Pinacol Esters in Iron Catalysed Borylation and Suzuki Reaction: Professor Robin Bedford (Bristol)
RS2: Understanding catalytic reseaction mechanisms through advanced EPR spectroscopic techniques: Professor Damien Murphy (Cardiff)
PhD: Insights into iron-catalysed cross coupling reactions: Professor Robin Bedford (Bristol), Professor Damien Murphy (Cardiff), Dr Randolf Kohn (Bath)

Matthew O’Neill, Keele (BA Chemistry):

ORS1: Contruction and characterisation of a multicatalytic spinning disk reactor for use in Co-Polymerisation of Cyclohexene with CO2: Dr Emma Emanuelsson (Bath)
RS2: Understanding catalytic reseaction mechanisms through advanced EPR spectroscopic techniques: Professor Damien Murphy (Cardiff)
PhD: Continuous synthesis of organic carbonates from CO2: Dr Ulrich Hintermair (Bath), Dr Sankar Meenakshisundaram (Cardiff)

Lewis Bowman, Cardiff (MChem):

RS1: Surface investigations of acid treated graphite powder and impacts on graphite supported catalyitic activity: Professor Phil Davies (Cardiff)
RS2: Direct coupling of low pressure carbon dioxide with diols to produce polymerisable cyclic carbonates: Dr Antoine Buchard (Bath)
PhD: Efficient Photocatalysis and photoanodes for solar fuel: Dr Salvador Eslava (Bath), Professor Philip Davies (Cardiff)

Hugh Hamilton, Edinburgh (MChem):

RS1: Synthesis of manganese perovskites for the oxygen reduction reaction: Prof David Fermin (Bristol)
RS2: Novel chiral Lewis acids for small molecule activation: Dr Paul Newman (Cardiff)
PhD: Transition metal frustrated lewis pairs in Catlaysis: Professor Duncan Wass (Bristol), Dr Rebecca Melen (Cardiff), Professor Michael Hill (Bath)

Hubert Meissel, France (MSc):

RS1: Pyridyl phosphines or Catalysis: Prof Paul Pringle (Bristol)
RS2: Exploiting tin-beta catalysis in a multistep synthesis machine for the environmentally benign scale-up of important oxidation and reduction reactions: Dr Duncan Browne (Cardiff)
PhD: Ligands for Catalysis: Professor Paul Pringle (Bristol), Dr Ruth Webster (Bath).

Davide Motta, Italy (MSc):

RS1: Study on terpenes epoxidation using polyoxometalates catalysts: Dr Pawel Plucinski (Bath)
RS2: Atom-economical bimetallic nanoparticle-based catalysts for hydrogenation: Dr Nikos Dimitratos (Cardiff)
PhD: Atom-economical bimetallic nanoparticle-based catalysts for hydrogenation: Dr Nikos Dimitratos (Cardiff), Ulrich Hintermair (Bath), Ceri Hammond (Cardiff)

Manuel Grasina Simplicio, Portugal (MSc):

manuel_croppedRS1: Structural and Catalytic stability of Sn-B for MPV Chemistry investigated in the continuous flow regime: Dr Nikos Dimitratos (Cardiff)
RS2: Continuous manufacturing of metal nanoparticles in microrectors: Dr Laura Torrente (Bath)
PhD: Sythesis of shape and size controlled naanoparticals : Professor Stuart Taylor (Cardiff), Professor Graham Hutchings (Cardiff), Dr Nikos Dimitratos (Cardiff), Dr Matthew Jones (Bath)

Leticia Ruiz Castillo, Spain (MSc):

RS1: Data fitting and moment analysis for TAP reactor: kinetic analysis Dr David Willock (Cardiff)
RS2: Production of 1,3-butadiene from Ethanol – a combine experimental and computational study: Dr Matthew Jones (Bath)
PhD: Combining computational Modelling: Dr David Willock (Cardiff), Professor Stanislaw Golunski (Cardiff), Dr Matthew Jones (Bath), Dr Pawel Plucinski (Bath)

Keiki Yakabi Diosdado, Spain (MSc):

keiki_croppedRS1:Nanoconfinement of WO3 on MCM-41 for solar water splitting: Dr Salvador Eslava (Bath)
RS2:Synthesis of hierarchical, Lewis acidic zeolites for the catalytic conversion of bulky ketones: Dr Ceri Hammond (Cardfiff)
PhD: From Plant to Plastic: Dr Ceri Hammond (Cardiff), Dr Nikolaos Dimitratos (Cardiff), Dr Antoine Buchard (Bath)

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