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Dr Hannah Prydderch

Hannah obtained a first class MSci (Hons) degree in Chemistry with a Year in Industry from The University of Nottingham in 2012. Her year in industry was carried out at Lubrizol and her final year project, supervised by Prof. Wim Thielemans, involved an investigation into the interactions between gold nanoparticles and cellulose nanowhiskers. Hannah moved to Dublin in 2012 to undertake her PhD as a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow under the supervision of Prof. Nicholas Gathergood and Prof. Andreas Heise at Dublin City University. Her PhD entitled ‘Design and Synthesis of Low Toxicity Biodegradable Ionic Liquids and their Applications in Materials Science’ involved the synthesis of novel mandelic acid derived ionic liquids; plasticisation of poly(L-lactic acid) with ionic liquids; and an investigation into the dielectric properties of ionic liquids using microwave dielectric spectroscopy. In April 2016 Hannah commenced postdoctoral research at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on a project aimed at demonstrating the technical and commercial feasibility of a novel class of biopolymer nanoparticles as carriers for active ingredients. The research was funded by a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Technical Innovation Development Award (TIDA). In May 2017 Hannah joined the Dove research group as a postdoctoral researcher funded through a Leverhulme Trust grant to work on the design and synthesis of novel elastomeric biomaterials.


Office/Lab: MAS 4.13/MAS 4.12

Department of Chemistry, Materials and Analytical Science Building, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL


2. Mandelic Acid Derived Ionic Liquids; Synthesis, Toxicity and Biodegradability. Prydderch, H.; Hai, A.; Spulak, M.; Quilty, B.; Kummerer, K.; Heise, A.; Gathergood, N. RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 2115.

1. Toxicity and Bio-Acceptability in the Context of Biological Processes in Ionic Liquid Media. Prydderch, H.; Heise, A.; Gathergood, N. In Ionic Liquids in the Biorefinery Concept: Challenges and Perspectives; Bogel-Lukasik, R., Ed.; The Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, 2016, p 168.