2016 – 2017

2016-2017 Student Cohort

2016-2017 Student Cohort

Alba Aceveda Fernandez, Spain (MSc):

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RS1: Making chemicals from sunlight: Dr Emma Emmanuelsson (Bath)

RS2: Towards the continuous valorisation of caster oil to synthesis unsaturated six-membered lactones: Dr Duncan Brown (Cardiff)

PhD Research: Technologies for the synthesis of chemicals using direct sunlight: Dr Emma Emmanuelsson (Bath), Dr Duncan Browne (Cardiff)

 

Callum Woof, Bath (MChem):

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RS1: Synergic effects of P-containing ligands in hydroformylation catalysis: Professor Paul Pringle (Bristol)

RS2: Chemical aspects of biocatalysis: Dr Louis Luk (Cardiff)

PhD Research: A combined synthesis, spectroscopic and DFT approach to understanding iron catalysis: Dr Ruth Webster (Bath), Dr Craig Butts (Bristol), Dr Natalie Fey (Bristol)

 

Charlotte Ellis, Bristol (MSc):

RS1: Catalytic membrane applications of porous Micelle-Woven materials: Professor Ian Manners (Bristol)

RS2: Shape-programmed folding membranes: Professor Richard Trask (Bath)

PhD Research: Catalytic applications of porous fibre-based membrane materials: Professor Ian Manners (Bristol), Dr Ian Hamerton (Bristol), Professor Richard Trask (Bath)

 

Ioli Howard, Southampton (MChem):

RS1: Solid supported Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Dr Rebecca Melen (Cardiff)

RS2: Benign metal initiators for the production of biopolymers: Dr Matthew Jones (Bath)

PhD Research: Catalysis and renewable polymers: bridging the homogeneous-heterogeneous gap: Dr Antoine Buchard (Bath), Dr Ceri Hammand (Cardiff)

 

Jamie Carden, Cardiff (MChem):

RS1: Catalytic upgrading of ethanol to advanced biofuels: Professor Duncan Wass (Bristol)

RS2: Innovative ways to disinfect surfaces using catalysis: Professor Graeme Hutchings (Cardiff) & Peter Woodhead (Selden Research UK)

PhD Research: Enabling technologies to access new materials through catalysis using Frustrated Lewis Pairs: Dr Rebecca Melen (Cardiff), Professor Duncan Wass (Bristol), Dr Duncan Browne (Cardiff)

 

Joseph MacGinley, Nottingham (MSc):

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RS1: Kinetic and spectroscopic studies of hydrogen peroxide activation over zeolites: Dr Ceri Hammond (Cardiff)

RS2: Selective oxidation reactions in the synthesis of fragrances: Dr Jennifer Edwards (Cardiff) & Dr Estela Espinos (International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) – Spain)

PhD Research: Selective oxidation reactions in the synthesis of fragrances: (IFF), Dr Jennifer Edwards (Cardiff), Professor Graham Hutchings (Cardiff)

 

Matthew Conway, Warwick (MChem):

RS1: Phosphorus Lewis acids in catalysis: Dr Paul Newman (Cardiff)

RS2: Selective hydrogenation reactions in the synthesis of fragrances: Professor Graeme Hutchings (Cardiff) & Dr Estala Espinos (International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) – Spain)

PhD Research: Selective hydrogenation reactions in the synthesis of fragrances: (IFF), Professor Graham Hutchings (Cardiff), Dr Jennifer Edwards (Cardiff), Dr Sankar Meenakshisundaram (Cardiff)

 

Owen Rogers, Sheffield (MChem):

RS1: Light switchable catalysts for novel bio-plastics: Dr Antoine Buchard (Bath)

RS2: The low temperature formation of cyclohexane diol from cyclohexene: Professor Stuart Taylor (Cardiff) & Dr Keith Whiston (Invista Intermediates)

PhD Research: The low temperature formation of cyclohexane diol from cyclohexene: (Invista), Professor Stuart Taylor (Cardiff), Professor Graham Hutchings (Cardiff)

 

Robin Groleau, Bristol (MSc):

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RS1: Computational mechanistic study of earth-abundant homogenous transition metal catalysis: Dr Natalie Fey (Bristol)

RS2: Novozyme 435 for the enantioselective synthesis of α-disubstituted aldehydes: Professor Steven Bull (Bath)

PhD Research: Lipases for the enantioselective synthesis of chiral aldehydes and ketones: Professor Steven Bull (Bath), Dr Mark Van Der Kamp (Bristol), Dr Christopher Pudney (Bath)

 

Roman Abrams, Bristol (MSc):

RS1: A protecting group free strategy for the catalytic synthesis of polyketide natural products: Professor Steven Bull (Bath)

RS2: Photoredox catalysis on allyl carbamates: Professor Jonathan Clayden (Bristol)

PhD Research: Tandem catalytic asymmetric construction of conformationally constrained amino acids: Professor Jonathan Clayden (Bristol), Dr Louis Morrill (Cardiff)

 

Samuel Scott, Imperial College London (MSc):

samuelRS1: Advances in homogeneous catalytic reductive amination of aldehydes and ketones to primary amines using ammonia: Dr Pawel Plucinski (Bath)

RS2: Homogeneous gold catalysis: Dr Chris Russell (Bristol)

PhD Research: The alchemists nightmare: turning gold into a ‘base’ metal: Dr Chris Russell (Bristol), Professor John Bower (Bristol), Professor Mike Whittlesey (Bath)

 

Stephen Williams, Cardiff (MChem):

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RS1:  Microwave catalysis for water treatment : Dr Jonathan Bartley (Cardiff)

RS2: Nano-engineered photocatalysis and photoelectrodes for solar fuels: Dr Salvador Eslava (Bath)

PhD Research: Electrocatalytic redox chemistry of oxygen: hybrid catalysts, complete interfaces, and computational simulation: Professor Frank Marten (Bath), Dr Alberto Roldan (Cardiff), Jenna Tong (Renshaw)

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