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Ph.D. Students

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Anthony Thomas

Oct. 2012 - Dec 2016

Originally hailing from sunny South-West Wales, Anthony completed his BSc at the University of Bath. He spent the third year of his studies on placement at DSM in the Netherlands, where he investigated the autocatalytic radical oxidation of cyclohexane to cyclohexanone. Anthony returned to Bath to complete an MRes in 2011, where his MRes projects involved the synthesis of novel azulene-based compounds with Dr. Simon Lewis, followed by a project with Prof. Matthew Davidson developing the organocatalytic ring-opening polymerisation of ortho-carboxyanhydrides. Anthony joined the Dove group in October 2012 to study for a PhD, and investigated the synthesis of biodegradable functional copolymers.
   
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Ruairi Brannigan

Oct. 2011 - Jul. 2015

Ruairi completed his undergraduate studies at Dublin City University, Ireland in 2011 receiving a first class honours in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Studies. This included a final year project and thesis undertaken in “The functionalisation of inorganic and organic surfaces with polypeptides via N-carboxy anhydride ring opening polymerisation”, under the supervision of Dr Andreas Heise and Dr Paul Thornton. Ruairi joined the Dove group in October 2011 to commence his Ph.D. studies into the synthesis of biodegradable and biocompatible thermoplastic elastomers, funded by Lubrizol. After completing his studies he has moved to Reading to work with Prof Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy.
     
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James Wilson

Oct. 2011 - Jun. 2015

James completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sheffield in 2010. Whilst in his third year he completed a Study Abroad year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His final year MChem project was under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Ryan, studying the effects of pendent chains in polyurethane systems. James joined the group in October 2011 and investigated the synthesis of renewable, PDL-based polymers for fuel and lubrication applications. His project was cosponsored by EPSRC (DTA) and Infineum and he has since moved to Akron (USA) to work as a post-doc with Prof. Matthew Becker.
     
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Liang Sun

Oct. 2011 - Mar. 2015

Liang was born and raised in Yan Bian, Jilin Province of China. He obtained his bachelor degree at Tongji University (July 2011). His final year project focused on drug delivery systems in the group of Dr. Jianzhong Du at Tongji. In October 2011, he started his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Rachel O’Reilly in collaboration with the Dove group at the University of Warwick. His project involved synthesis and preparation of different nanostructures based on polylactide by CDSA and he has since moved to Fudan University in Shanghai to undertake postdoctoral research.
     
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Rebecca Williams

Oct. 2010 - Jun. 2014

Rebecca graduated from the University of Warwick in 2010 with a MChem degree. Whilst at Warwick she undertook an EPSRC funded URSS summer placement in the laboratory of Dr. Ross Hatton, where she developed the use of ultra-thin gold films as electrodes in organic photovoltaic devices. She completed her fourth year MChem project under the supervision of Dr. Rachel O’Reilly, working on the preparation of cyclic polymers via a combination of RAFT polymerisation and thiol-ene “click” chemistry. Rebecca has now returned to the University of Warwick to undertake a PhD under the joint supervision of Dr. Rachel O’Reilly and Dr. Andrew Dove, where she worked on the synthesis and self assembly of cyclic polymers derived from poly(carbonate)s and since moved to a PDRA position with Prof. Rachel O'Reilly.
     
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Robin Pflughaupt

Dec. 2009 - Jan. 2014

Robin completed a BSc (4 yr. biology, 3 yr. chemistry) at Augustana University College in 2003. Over the next several years, Robin acquired more knowledge and experience in chemistry at the University of Calgary and as a FSWEP student at DRDC Suffield whilst working part-time and studying part-time towards a MA in Integrated Studies, specialising in the history and philosophy of science at Athabasca University. In 2008 Robin joined Infineum UK Ltd as a research chemist before joining the group in November 2009 to begin her Ph.D, cosupervised by Prof. Peter Scott, studying polymer synthesis using CRP methodology sponsored by Infineum
     
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Richard Todd

Nov. 2009 - Sept 2013

Richard completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Warwick in 2009. During his final year he undertook his MChem project within the Dove group, studying the synthesis of functional poly(ester)s by 'click'-step growth polymerisation. He then returned in the following academic year to begin his Ph.D. studies investigating the synthesis of functional poly(ester)s before moving to undertake postdoctoral research in the Dubois group in Mons, Belgium.
     

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Michael Bennison

Sept. 2009 - Sept. 2013

Originally from Cheshire, Mike completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sheffield in 2009. During his third year he undertook a placement with GlaxoSmithKline, working as a member of their Isotope Chemistry Group on the production of isotopically-labelled drug candidates. His final year MChem project was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Ryan and involved the synthesis of pH-responsive polyelectrolytic triblock copolymers for use as “molecular motors” in nanoscale drug-delivery systems. Mike joined the Dove group in September 2009 to begin his PhD, focussing on the synthesis of functional poly(esters). Mike moved to Liverpool to undertake postdoctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Andy Cooper.
     
Sarah Templaar

Sarah Tempelaar

Jan. 2009 - Apr. 2012

Sarah completed her undergraduate studies at Utrecht University, The Netherlands in 2007. This included a half year thesis on the interaction of metal ions with quinolone compounds under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Iztok Turel at the University of Ljubljana. Sarah then completed a Master’s degree at Utrecht University studying the Aminoarenethiolato copper(I)-catalysed synthesis of propargylamines via Mannich type reaction under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bert Klein Gebbink and Prof. Dr. Gerard van Koten. Sarah joined the Dove group in January 2009 to commence her Ph.D. studies into the synthesis of functional poly(carbonate)s by ring-opening polymerisation, funded through the European Research Area (ERA) and EPSRC and is in collaboration with Prof. Philippe Dubois (Mons, Belgium). Sarah followed up her PhD studies with a post-doc in Belgium under the supervision of Prof. Philippe Dubois
     
Matthew Stanford

Matthew J. Stanford

Oct. 2006 - Sept. 2010

Matt completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Warwick in 2006. During this time he spent four months working at the University of Tasmania, Australia alongside Dr Adrian Blackman and the Royal Hobart Hospital on an analytical project involving ant species indigenous to Tasmania and subsequently completed his MChem project studying (N-Heterocyclic carbene)palladium complexes under the supervision of Dr Jonathan Rourke. Matt began his PhD in October 2006, funded by EPSRC studying the application of 'thiol-ene' chemistry to functionalize degradable polymers including for the synthesis of cyclic polymers. Upon leaving the group Matt trained to teach chemistry.
 

 

 
Ryan Pounder 

Ryan J. Pounder

Oct. 2006 - Aug. 2010

 

Ryan, originally from Leicester, completed his MChem studies at the University of Warwick in 2006 which included a final year project developing new catalysts for Dynamic Kinetic Resolution processes under the supervision of Dr Paul Taylor. He then began his Ph.D in October 2006 studying the synthesis of cyclic esters from renewable resources and their subsequent application as monomers in ring-opening polymerisation. Ryan left the group to work for AzkoNobel is Slough.
     

 

PDRAs

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Dr Craig Bell

Nov. 2012 - Jun. 2016

Craig graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004 with BSc (Hons) in Chemistry before joining Prof. Michael Monteiro’s group in the AIBN. His Ph.D. studies focussed on combining "living" radical polymerisation (i.e. Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain-Transfer Polymerisation (RAFT) and Atom Transfer Radical Polymerisation (ATRP)), copper catalysed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC), and base catalysed thiol-ene coupling reactions as tools for macromolecular design and synthesis. In mid-2011, Craig joined Dr. Kristofer Thurecht and Prof. Andrew Whittaker at the AIBN to prepare RAFT mediated water soluble hyperbranched polymers for various 19F MRI applications, including Alzheimer's detection and switchable MRI agents. Craig joined the Dove group in late 2012 to take up a prestigious Royal Society Newton International Fellowship before taking up a NHMRC fellowship. he has now returned to complete his fellowship at the University of Queensland in Australia.
     
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Dr Stefan Naumann

Sept 2014 -Aug 2015

Dr. Stefan Naumann received his diploma degree in chemistry in 2010 from the University of Stuttgart (Germany), working on metathesis-derived conjugated polymers. In 2014 he finished his Ph.D. studies (summa cum laude) under the supervision of Prof. Michael R. Buchmeiser, investigating latent polymerization processes based on protected N-heterocyclic carbenes. He obtained a DFG Forschungsstipendium (PostDoc research grant) to start his research as PDRA in the Dove group in September 2014. He currently focuses on the development of new types of organocatalysts for polymerizations. His research interests further include organocatalysis in general and organometallic polymerisation catalysis. After a year of productive study, Stefan took up a position as a group leader at the University of Stuttgart in Germany.
     
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Dr Anais Pitto-Barry

Aug. 2012 - Jul 2014

and Feb. - Dec. 2016

Born in France, Anaïs graduated in 2008 her French Engineering College in Rennes (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes) with an MSc in chemistry. During her studies, she spent one placement year on internships in Hitex (Vannes, France) to optimise micro-particles with supercritical CO2 and in Peptisyntha (Brussels, Belgium) to synthesise and use peptides in liquid phase. She then moved to Swizerland for her final internship based on liquid-crystalline dendrimers grafted on ferrocene and completed her PhD entitled “Mesomorphic or biological properties of dendritic and metallodendritic assemblies” under the supervision of Prof. Robert Deschenaux at the University of Neuchâtel. She started her current position, joint with the O’Reilly group, at Warwick in August 2012 with a fellowship for prospective researchers from the Swiss National Science Foundation to work on the development of cylindrical micelles. Anais retained her links with Warwick undertook a PDRA with Prof. Rachel O'Reilly before rejoining the group in Feb 2016. Anais has now moved to a PDRA position in Bradford.
     
vinh_truong.jpg Dr Vinh Truong Aug 2011 - May 2014 Vinh completed a bachelor degree in Environmental Science (Honours) at the University of Queensland in 2007 before joining the polymer group at the AIBN, UQ for his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of A/Prof Idriss Blakey and Prof. Andrew Whittaker, working on the synthesis of well-defined hydrogel network using click chemistry for drug delivery. After submitting his thesis in Feb 2011, Vinh then took up a RA position in the same group working on the synthesis of hyperbranched polymers and their conjugation with antibody for specific on-site MRI. In Aug 2011, Vinh moved to the Dove group to take a PDRA position studying chitosan-based materials for hydrogel applications as part of a joint project with Dr Stephen Richardson and Prof. Judith Hoyland at the University of Manchester School of Biomedicine. Vinh has moved on to a second postdoctoral position in Australia.
     
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Dr Ian Barker

Jan 2011 - Nov 2013

Ian graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2007 with an M.Sci. in Chemistry. He then joined Dr. Derek Irvines' group at the University of Nottingham for his PhD working on several innovative technologies around the area of biodegradable composite materials for bone fracture fixation and high alkene functionality hyperbranched polymeric systems. Ian joined the Dove group in January 2011 after the successful completion of his PhD and focussed on the production of novel biodegradable resins for use in micro-stereolithography applications. Ian is now working in the UK chemical industry.
     
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Dr Cecilia Ieong

Nov 2011 - Mar 2013

Cecilia was born in Hong Kong and then raised in Macau till she was 19. After that, she spent 4 years at the University of Toronto to pursue her Hon. BSc in Chemistry. In 2004, she joined the group of Professor Ian Manners where she started off working on the kinetic studies and the polymerization of phosphine-borane adducts. She then continued as a final year project student studying the photolytic reactivity of [1]ferrocenophanes. After that, she moved to the UK for a Ph.D. degree with Professor Ian Manners where she was involved in investigating the strain-controlled photoreactivity of [1]ferrocenophanes as well as the synthesis and the self-assembly of novel polyferrocene-based block copolymers. She joined the group of Dr. Rachel O'Reilly in Nov 2009 as a postdoctoral researcher working on thermoresponsive polymers before joining the Dove group in October 2011 to study the synthesis of biodegradable polymers for controlled release. Following completion of her research, Cecilia trained as a teacher.
     
Daniel Hall

Dr Danny Hall

Jun 2010 - May 2012

Daniel completed his undergraduate studies at the University of York in 2004. During this time he spent one year working at Uniqema (Wilton), focussing on the development of transition metal catalysis in controlled radical polymerisation. He then joined Dr Andrew Parsons’ group at York for his PhD working on novel methodologies for controlling radical polymerisation of alkenes with a view to introducing functionality. Subsequently Daniel worked as a PDRA in the group of Dr Vitaliy Khutoryanskiy at the University of Reading, investigating mucosa-mimetic hydrogels, before joining the Dove group in June 2010 to study enyzme modification using controlled radical polymerization. Danny subsequently moved to a PDRA position in Leeds.
     
Helene Van Den Berghe

Dr Helene Van Den Berghe

May 2010 - Feb 2011

Helene completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Montpellier II, France, in 2002, focussing on medicinal organic chemistry. She then joined the Prof. Dr. Jean Coudane’s group in Montpellier for her Ph.D, investigating the synthesis of Poly(D,L-lactic acid)-antibiotic conjugates for sustained delivery systems in tissue engineering. In 2007 she worked as a PDRA at the University of Grenoble, France, in the group of Prof. Dr. Rachel Auzely, on a project dealing with the synthesis and characterisation of thermosensitive microgels based on modified natural polysaccharides before joining the Dove group in May 2010. After leaving the group, Helene moved back to France to undertake a further PDRA position.

 

 

 
Jan Becker

Dr Jan M. Becker

Mar to Nov 2009

Jan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Warwick in 2004. During this time he spent one year working at Johnson Matthey PCT Ltd., Middlesborough, working on the development of Titanium based adhesion additives and polyester catalysis. He completed his MChem project with Dr Jonathan Rourke beofre joining Professor Peter Scott’s group at Warwick for his PhD working on chiral inorganic solids. Jan completed his PhD in January 2009 and after a brief time as a PDRA in the Scott group, joined the Dove group in March 2009. Jan has since gone on to a research position at Johnson Matthey.
 

 

 
Manda Gibson 

Dr Manda J. Gibson

Nov 2006 - Dec 2007

 

Manda was awarded her MChem degree at Leicester University in 2003, in which her research project focused on the biosynthesis of amphotericin. She completed a PhD, on the effects of solvents on enzymes and their use in the biodiesel reaction, in 2006. She joined the group in November 2006 to study catalytic routes to the transformation of carbon dioxide into polymers and small molecule building blocks for synthesis.
     
Stephen Richards

Dr Stephen P. Richards

Nov 2006 - Dec 2007

Stephen studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Bath and graduated with an MChem in 2000. He remained at the University of Bath and completed a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Matthew Davidson in 2004. After rejoining Professor Matthew Davidson's Group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2005, Stephen moved to the University of Warwick in November 2006 to undertake a period of Postdoctoral study in the Dove Group focussed on catalysts for the synthesis of cyclic polymers. He since moved on to a position in UK industry.


 

 

Visitors

Aurelie Destephen Oct 2015 to Apr 2016 Aurelie joined the group to study the synthesis and application of organocatalytic nanoreactors as part of the SUSPOL EJD.
     
Gina Policastro Oct to Dec 2014 Gina was a visiting PhD student who came to the Dove group to study the synthesis of novel elastomeric biomaterials. Her work was part of a collaborative study between the group and Prof Matthew Becker in the Department of Polymer Science at Akron University, USA, where Gina was studying for her Ph.D.
     
Fran Ercole Mar to May 2013 Fran visited the group to study the synthesis of functional poly(caprolactone)s that would allow surface-initiated ATRP in turn to create degradable biomaterial scaffolds. At the time Fran was working as a postdoc with Dr John Forsythe in the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University and was funded through the Warwick-Monash alliance.
     
Julien Dewinter Jan/Feb 2013 Julien joined the group during his postdoctoral fellowship through an FRNS fellowship award for a short period to study polymer-polymer coupling reactions using metal-free click chemistry.
     
Milene Tan Apr to July 2012 Milene visited the group as an ERASMUS student while undertaking her MSc studies at the University of Mons. Milene work on a project to apply aliphatic allyl-functional poly(carbonate)s in hydrogel materials.
     

Michal Kawalac

May/June 2011

Michal visited the group to study kinetics of organocatalytic ROP of cyclic carbonate monomers as part of an ERA-funded collaborative project between the Dove group and Dubois Group in Mons, Belgium.

 

 

 

David Stevens

May/June 2011

David visited the group as part of a collaborative project with Prof. Eva Harth at Vanderbilt University (USA) where David is a PhD student.

     

Gabriel Rubio

Jan to April 2011

Gabi visted the group as an ERASMUS student while studying at Barcelona University. Gabi worked on a project to explore bispidines as an alternative to Spartiene as organic catalysts for ring-opening polymerisation.

 

 

 

Shi Min Tan

Sept to Dec 2010

Shi Min joined the group to undertake a research project as part of her exchange from NTU, Singapore. Shi Min studied the synthesis and selective ring-opening polymerization of substituted cyclic carbonate monomers

 

 

 

Sebla Onbulak

Sept 2010

Sebla visited Warwick during September 2010 to work on the synthesis of maleimide-functional poly(carbonate)s. Sebla is currently studying for a MSc under the supervision of Prof. Amitav Sanyal at Bogazici University in Turkey.

 

 

 

David Fox

Jan to July 2009

David obtained his MChem degree in 2005 from the University of Manchester, including spending the third year of his studyies at the University of Missouri - Columbia, where under the supervision of Dr Jerry Atwood he was involved with the study of Calixarene supramolecular assemblies. After returning to Manchester, David undertook an MChem project, supervised by Dr Eric McInnes, investigating the feasibility of solvothermal synthesis starting from tetrametallic 'buterfly' clusters, as a route to discrete high-nuclearity cluster formation. David came to work in the Dove group in 2009 to study stereodirected self-assembly of poly(lactide) copolymers.

     

Leen Billiet

 

STIPOMAT exchange student

July 2008

Leen visited our laboratories on a STIPOMAT funded exchange as part of her Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Prof. Filip Du Prez at the University of Ghent, Belgium. In this time, Leen investigated the application of maleimide-thiol coupling chemistry for the functionalisation of poly(ester)s synthesised by condensation polymerisation.

 

     

Ivet Segura-Garcia

 

ERASMUS

Feb to June 2007

Ivet joined the group as part of her degree at the University of Barcelona. Her project was focused on synthesis of metal complexes for CO2 activation.

     

 

Project Students

Iona Munro MSc (Polymer)
Apr - Sept 2016
Iona joned the group for her MSc project through the summer of 2016 to work on new polymers for reversible bone cement, in collaboration with Prof. Richard King at UCHW and Warwick Medical School
     
Chelsey Tye

MChem
2015/16

Chelsey was an MChem student in the group during the 4th year of her MChem studies. She worked on developing click reactions for hydrogel synthesis.
     
Philip Scholten MChem
2014/15
Philip was an undergraduate at the University of Warwick, and joined the group to undertake his fourth year MChem project on the polymerisation of macrolactones.
     
Louise Smith MChem
2014/15
Louise was a fourth year MChem student at the University of Warwick. Her project in the Dove group involves the synthesis of hydrogels by RAFT polymerisation and thiol-yne click chemistry.
     
Sarah King MChem

2014/15

Sarah was a 4th year undergraduate MChem student at the University of Warwick. Having returned from her year-long industrial placement with Unilever, Sarah undertook a project that was focussed on the development of new responsive materials for biomedical applications.
     
Andrew Heard

Summer Placement

Jul - Aug 2014

Andrew was a 1st year undegraduate student that is joined the Dove Group for a 10 week summer project sponsored by URSS. In this time Andrew experienced research 1st hand on a project focussed on the synthesis of functional degradable polymers
     
Amirah Kassim

MSc (Polymer)

Apr - Sept 2014

Amirah studied for a MSc in Polymer Chemistry at Warwick. Aspart of her degree she did a 20 week project in the Dove group to study the synthesis and self-assembly of block copolymers synthesised by ring-opening polymerisation
     
Alex Marsh

MChem

2013/14

While Alex was studying for an MChem degree, he spent time in the Dove Group investigating photoactivated catalysis for ring-opening polymerisation
     
Liam MacFarlane

MChem

2013/14

Liam was a 4th year undergraduate MChem student at the University of Warwick who is investigating the synthesis of cylindrical micelles using crystallisation-driven self-assembly and their subsequent application in hydrogels in the Dove Group during his final year project.
     
Ed Latham

Summer Placement

Jul-Sept 2013

MChem

2013/14

Ed undertook a short summer placement in the group looking at catalysts for CO2 copolymerisation before becoming a 4th year undergraduate MChem student in the group. In the latter project Ed undertook a study to synthesise and understand the behaviour of novel elastomers derived from renewable sources.
     
Kenny Marshall

Summer Placement

July-Sept 2013

Kenny undertook a URSS project to look at a the synthesis and polymerisation of a new cyclic carbonate monomer.
     
Annette Christie

MSc (Polymer)

Apr - Sept 2013

Annette studied in the group as part of her MSc in Polymer Chemistry research project and was focussed on the synthesis of hydrogels using metal-free click chemistry. Annette has subsequently started a PhD in the group.
     
Ed Cant

MChem

2012/13

Ed was an MChem student in the group working on the application of acetal-functional poly(carbonate)s as hydrogel materials. Ed has since started a PhD in the group, joint with Simon Leigh in Engineering.
     
Mike Morgan

MChem

2012/13

Mike undertook a project focussed on increasing the degradability of 3D-printed biomaterials as part of his MChem studies.
     
Louis Granger

MChem

2012/13

In his MChem project, Louis looked at the synthesis and characterisation of alginate-based hydrogels.
     
Dan Mitchell

MOAC

July - Sept 2012

Dan joined the group to do a MOAC miniproject in the area of 3D-printed scaffolds for tissue engineering.
     
Jack Everson

Summer Placement

July-Sept 2012

Jack worked with the group on a URSS summer placement to study the catalytic synthesis of poly(ortho ester) materials
     

Aileen Sheehy

MSc

June-Sept 2011

Aileen undertook a short project in the group to study degradation of aliphatic poly(carbonate)s within the group as part of her MSc in Scientific Writing.

 

 

 

Ben Fitton

MOAC

Apr-July 2011

Ben undertook a MOAC miniproject looking to study hydrogel materials.

 

 

 

Claire Dow

MOAC

Apr-July 2011

Claire joined the group to study a miiproject in the area of 3D degradable materials.

 

 

 

Thomas Congdon

MChem

2010/11

Toms MChem project was focussed on the development of organic catalysts for ring-opening polymerization.

 

 

 

Carissa Wright

MChem

2010/11

Carissa investigated the optimization of nanoprecipitation for PLGA nanoparticle synthesis during her MChem project.

 

 

 

Ed Harry

MOAC

July-Sept 2010

Ed joined the group to undertake an 8 week project as part of his MOAC masters course. Ed studied fundamental aspects of new materials for 3D tissue engineering.

 

 

 

Jason Kenneally

MChem

2009/10

As an MChem student, Jason investigated the manipulation of the retro-Diels Alder reaction to look at selective deprotection strategies for maleimide-functional polymers.

 

 

 

Thomas Kelly

MChem

2009/10

Tom studied the organocatalytic synthesis of PLA-PEG star-shaped copolymers during his MChem project within the group

 

 

 

Oliver Hutter

 

Summer Placement

July-Sept 2009

Oliver spent part of the summer of 2009 studying the synthesis and reactivity of ortho-esters. His studies were funded by the Warwick URSS scheme.
     
Richard Todd

MChem

2008/9

Richard studied the synthesis of step-growth polymers using maleimide-thiol click chemistry as part of his MChem degree before joining the group full time as a PhD student.
     

Jonathan Cormack

MChem

2008/9

Jonathan studied the synthesis of dendrimers using thiol-ene click chemistry after joining the group in his 4th year as an undergraduate MChem project student. Jonathan has since gone on to study for a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

     

Matthew Gibson

Summer Placement

June - Sept 2008

Funded by a Warwick URSS summer student scholarship, Matthew worked towards the synthesis of functional poly(ester) materials using 'Click' chemistry.
     

Jasmine Desmond

Summer Placement

June - Sept 2008

Jasmine studied stereocontrolled ROP during her summer placement. This study was funded by a Warwick URSS Scholarship.
     

Paul Brooks

MChem

2007/8

As part of his MChem degree, Paul studied the conjugation of a thiol-containing species to chain-end functional poly(lactic acid)s as a mild and quantitative method for poly(ester) modification.

     

Lucy Caiger

MChem

2007/8

Lucy joined the group to complete the practical project of her MChem degree. Her project was concerned with the synthesis of side-chain functional poly(ester)s by ring-opening polymerisation.

     

Gary Bartley

Summer Placement

June to Aug 2007

Gary studied in the group for the summer between the 2nd and 3rd year of his degree funded by an EPSRC placement scheme. Gary's work concerned the specificfunctionalisation of amino acids for the synthesis of cyclic ester monomers.
     
Mohammed Ali

MChem

2006/7

After completing a computer science degree at Coventry University, Ali decided to undertake a chemistry degree. He undertook his MChem project in the Dove group studying derivatives of guanosine as organic catalysts.
     

Mathew Jones

 

MChem

2005/6

Mat performed his MChem project within the group and worked on synthetic routes to functional glycolide monomers. He has since gone onto study for a Ph.D. in the Haddleton Group.