He started his Masters Degree at the University of Warwick in 2002 and graduated in 2006 with 1st Class Honours with a Masters in Chemistry with Professional Experience.
During his undergraduate degree, Mathew spent 6 months working in industry at Warwick Effect Polymers LTD
developing and optimising strategies for the synthesis of functional polymers by atom transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP). Mathew also spent 6 months working on a final year project with Dr. Andrew Dove
, synthesising functional cyclic esters for applications in ring opening polymerisation.
Mathew began his PhD under the supervision of Professor David Haddleton
in October 2006 and graduated in July 2011 after successfully defending his thesis titled "Novel Strategies in the Synthesis of Polymer-Protein Conjugates."
He now works as a PDRA jointly with Professor David Haddleton
and Dr. Matthew Gibson
. His work focuses on the development of new glycoconjugates and methods for the purificaiton of pluripotent stem cells on a Knowledge Transfer Secondment joint with Warwickshire NHS trust.
Mathew's research interests include the development of novel strategies to synthesise polymer-protein conjugates.
He is also involved in a number of projects involving the development of new "click" reactions, mechanistic studies of controlled radical polymerisations and new strategies for the synthesis of diverse polymeric architectures.
Probing Bacterial Toxin Inhibition with Synthetic Glycopolymers using Tandem Post-Polymerization Modification: Role of Linker and Carbohydrate Density
Sarah-Jane Richards, Mathew W. Jones, Mark Hunaban, David M. Haddleton and Matthew I. Gibson
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, Accepted.
Mathew W. Jones, Giuseppe Mantovani, Claudia A. Blindauer, Sinead M. Ryan, Xuexuan Wang, David J. Brayden, and David M. Haddleton
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 , 7406.
Mathew P. Robin, Mathew W. Jones, David M. Haddleton, and Rachel K. O’Reilly
ACS Macro. Lett. 2012, 1, 222–226.
Konstantinos Bebis, Mathew W. Jones, David M. Haddleton and Matthew I. Gibson
Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 975-982.
A. H. Soeriyadi, G.-Z. Li, S. Slavin, M. W. Jones, C. M. Amos, C. R. Becer, M. R. Whittaker, D. M. Haddleton, C. Boyer, T. P. Davis
Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 815-822.
Mathew W. Jones, Matthew I. Gibson, Giuseppe Mantovani and David M. Haddleton
Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 572-574.
Jay A. Syrett, Mathew W. Jones and David M. Haddleton
Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7181-7183.
Mathew W. Jones, Giuseppe Mantovani, Sinead M. Ryan, Xuexuan Wang, David J. Brayden and David M. Haddleton
Chem. Commun., 2009, 5272-5274.
Polymer Modified Macromolecules
Mathew W. Jones and David M. Haddleton
International Patent Number WO 2011/007133