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Bethanie Dean

Hello , please contact me using the details to the right to ask any questions about my work, potential collaborations or for any other reason. My specialisms include synthesis, scanning probe microscopy and polymer characterisation.

PhD project title:

Precision synthesis using nanoscale electrochemistry


Dr. Paul Wilson

External partner:

Royal Society

Research focus:

I joined as a member of the AS CDT at the University of Warwick in 2022 and began my PhD project with the Wilson GroupLink opens in a new window utilising nanoscale electrochemistry through the use of modified scanning electrochemical cell microscopy (SECCM). The project aims to focus on the development and application of dual-barrel scanning probe microscopy techniques for the electrosynthesis of polymeric materials. I am interested in the physical and chemical properties of synthesis at the nanoscale to improve current technologies for things such as health monitoring and drug delivery.

Academic background:
Qualification Year
PhD in Analytical Science - University of Warwick 2022 - Present
MSc by Research in Organic Chemistry - De Montfort University 2021 - 2022
BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science (1st Class) - De Montfort University 2018 - 2021
  1. Dean B., Cooper G., Shivkumar M., & Snape T. (2023). Hydroxy-xanthones as promising antiviral agents: Synthesis and biological evaluation against human coronavirus OC43. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 84, 129211. DOI: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2023.129211
  2. Sullivan M., Dean B., Mates A., Farrow M., Fletcher C., German M., Patel R., & Turner N. (2023). Core-shell magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers: nanoparticles targeting selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) and steroidal models. Nano Express, 4, 025002. DOI: 10.1088/2632-959X/acce52
  3. Sullivan M., Nanalal S., Dean B., & Turner N. (2024). Molecularly imprinted polymer hydrogel sheets with metalloporphyrin-incorporated molecular recognition sites for protein capture. Talanta, 266, 125083. DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2023.125083

Outside of research:

Other than research, I enjoy retro gaming and hot hatchbacks. You will often find me playing on a GameBoy or rebuilding the engine to the race car. I love taking things apart and putting them back together, which not only reflects my hobbies, but also aids my research by giving me the confidence to modify instrumentation for my research requirements.

Contact Details

bethanie dot dean at warwick dot ac dot uk

Pronouns: she/they

Office: C1.12

Postal Address

MOAC, Senate House,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL