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Chemistry Becer group

Becer group

Becer group has initially been established at Warwick, Chemistry in 2010 and then moved down to Queen Mary University of London, School of Engineering and Materials Science in 2013. At the beginning of 2019 we have moved our group and laboratory back to Warwick Chemistry and mainly focusing on the development of sustainable polymers&plastics, polymeric oil additives, and glycopolymers as biomaterials and vaccination.

Our Polymer Chemistry Laboratories are located on the third floor, C-block of the main Chemistry building. We are utilizing living polymerization techniques such as anionic or cationic polymerizations and controlled radical polymerization techniques, in combination with highly efficient organic reactions, aka click reactions, to prepare designed and functional polymers. We have capabilities to perform almost all types organic reactions in our laboratories in order to obtain the desired small or large macromolecules. We have direct access to wide range of analytical facilities at Warwick. Besides, our own support laboratories are also well equipped and we are able to perform detailed analysis of small organic compounds and polymers.

Our research activities are funded by research grants from EPSRC, EU Horizon2020, and industry. We have carried out a significant amount of research for Infineum in the past 5 years and resulted in a series of patents in the field of oil additives. From several academic collaborations we had set up in the last 4-5 years, we have reported very exciting studies in various journals and conferences. More details on our publications and research interests can be found under the Publications tab.

Our PhD students complete their thesis within 3-4 years and move on to the new adventures as a post-doc or as a scientist in industry. The recent graduates have secured post-doc positions before they pass their PhD viva and moved to universities in Nottingham, Gent, Boston, and Florida. PhD experience in a relaxed and efficient scientific environment is the key to success for our students. Warwick Polymer Laboratories has a very high density of leading polymer academics and our students work very closely with this group.

If you are interested in funding a research project or giving us a donation to conduct research for developing new diagnosis or treatment methods in cancer or immune system related diseases or to save the planet by producing plastics from sustainable resources or reusing the existing plastic waste material, you can contact Dr. Remzi Becer directly to discuss further via email or on the phone +44 2476 523236.