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Chris Atkins

Postgraduate researcher in the Haddleton group

School of Chemistry
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL, United-Kingdom

Chris graduated in 2016 from the University of Paris-Sud (France) with a BSc in chemistry. His final dissertation looked at various ways of synthesising highly antibacterial surfaces via photopolymerization processes using biosourced materials at the Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d'Orsay under the supervision of Dr Philippe Roger and Dr Hanene Salmi. He then joined Warwick University to complete a master's degree in Polymer chemistry, investigating the properties of blended glycosylated nanoparticles synthesised using RAFT emulsion in the Perrier Group for his end of studies project. As of November 2017, Chris joined the Haddleton group as PhD researcher. The research project involves the investigation of methodologies for the synthesis of paint and coating dispersing agents for the preparation of more ecological water-soluble coating formulations.


- 2013/2016: B.Sc. (1st class honours), Université Paris-Saclay (Fra)

- 2016/2017: M.Sc. (Distinction honours), University of Warwick (UK)

- 2017/present: Ph.D. degree, University of Warwick (UK); Supervisor: Prof. David M. Haddleton; Thesis title: Synthesis of Coating Dispersant Through the Use of Catalytic Chain Transfer Polymerisation and Post-Polymerisation Modifications.


- April 2015 / August 2015: King's College London (UK); Supervisor: Dr. Mark Parkin; Internships title: Qualitative mass spectrometric method for the detection of insulin and insulin analogues in serum for anti doping purposes.

- March 2016 / June 2016: Université Paris-Saclay (Fra); Supervisors: Dr. Hanene Salmi and Prof. Philippe Roger; Internship title: Synthesis of highly effective antibacterial surfaces via photopolymerization processes using biosourced compounds.

- April 2017 / September 2017: University of Warwick (UK); Supervisor: Prof. Sebastien Perrier; Internship title: Investigation into the Aggregation Properties of Glyconanoparticles Prepared by RAFT-emulsion Polymerisation.

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