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Dr. Georgina Rayner


Georgina Rayner was born in Gillingham, Kent in 1986. She completed her undergraduate studies for a Masters in Chemistry at the University of Warwick between 2004 and 2008, graduating with 1st Class Honours. Her masters project was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Scott Turner and was entitled 'Spin Transition Metal Conductors'.

Georgina started her PhD in 2008 under the supervision of Professor David Haddleton. It is jointly funded by chemical additives company, The Lubrizol Corporation and The University of Warwick. She is currently in the third and final year or her PhD research.

Research interests:

The use of verdazyl radicals for a sulfur and metal free controlled radical polymerisation

Dopamine functionalised polymers

Conference Posters and Presentations:

Poster Presentations:

21st-22nd July 2009: Macro Group UK Frontiers of Polymer Science / Young Researchers Meeting 2009, Sheffield (UK)

2nd – 7th August 2009: 42nd IUPAC Congress: Chemistry Solutions, Glasgow (UK)

29th-30th April 2010: Macro Group UK Frontiers of Polymer Science / Young Researchers Meeting 2010, Nottingham (UK)

11th-16th July 2010: MACRO2010 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress: Polymer Science in the Service of Society, Glasgow (UK)

16th June 2010: University of Warwick Postgraduate Chemistry Symposium

10th October 2011: RAPS & Macrogroup UK Conference: Controlled Radical Polymerisation- Synthesis and Characterisation, Warwick (UK)

Oral Presentations:

22nd – 26th August 2010: 240th American Chemical Society National meeting and Exposition: Chemistry for preventing and Combating Disease, Boston (USA)

1st June 2011: University of Warwick Postgraduate Chemistry Symposium

11th – 12th July 2011: Macro Group UK Frontiers of Polymer Science / Young Researchers Meeting 2011, Liverpool (UK)

Additional Conferences Attended:

1st-12th September 2008: NATO ASI: New Smart Materials via Metal Mediated Macromolecular Engineering: From Complex to Nano Structures, Antalya (Turkey)

16th-17th September 2011: ICC Student & Emerging Conservator Conference - Conservation: Futures and Responsibilities, London (UK)


Non peer reviewed

Rayner, G; Haddleton, D. M. Investigations on different verdazyl derivatives for a controlled living radical polymerization, Polymer Preprints 2010, 51 (2), 219-220.


Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): Affiliated member (2007-present)

Macro group UK: Affiliated member (2008-present)

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI): Student member (2008-present)

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Office phone number:
+44 24 765 26340
Mailing address:
Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
Library Road, CV4 7AL
Coventry, UK

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