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Rachel Hand

Rachel graduated from the University of Warwick with an upper second class (hons.) Master of Chemistry with Industrial Training degree in 2015. Rachel spent the third year of her undergraduate degree working in industry at Ashland Speciality Ingredients before returning to Warwick to complete her degree with an MChem. research project in the group of Professor Dave Haddleton entitled 'The Synthesis and use of Macromonomers by Catalytic Chain Transfer Polymerisation (CCTP).'

Rachel remained in the Haddleton group to complete her Unilever sponsored PhD entitled "Novel Devices for Sampling and Analysis of Volatiles." in 2019.

She then spent 21 months as a Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC) funded PDRA working on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) for the detection of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids in biological samples at De Montfort University, Leicester (with Dr Nick Turner) where she remains a visiting Research Fellow. As part of this, she is also a visiting research fellow at The Open University in Milton Keynes.

Rachel returned to Warwick in February 2021 as a Research Fellow in Polymer Chemistry where she currently works on a variety of projects involving the synthesis and analysis of interactive polymers for a variety of applications.


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Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
Library Road, CV4 7AL
Coventry, UK

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ORCID: 0000-0002-3166-1798