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Sam Lawton

Samuel Lawton (AMRSC)

Sam was born in Oxfordshire in 1991. In 2010 he moved to Warwickshire to undertake his MChem at the University of Warwick including a 20 week project "synthesis of patterned graphene nano-ribbons" under the supervision of Patrick Unwin in the WIEG, before graduating with a first class honours degree in July 2014. Later in July Sam started his PhD with the Haddleton group entitled "Structure-property relationships of conjugated polymers" Sponsored by Merck.

Sam's work focuses on the synthesis and analysis of a variety of conjugated polymers, using various analytical techniques to characterise materials and in turn discern how the distinct structure of various polymers effects the physical properties.

Research Interests:
Conjugated polymers
Electrochemically mediated polymerisations

Conferences attended:

  • ACS Spring Meeting; poster
  • Merck Case Conference; oral presentation (prize for best 3rd year contribution)
  • Post Gaduate Symposium, Warwick; oral presentation (1st place prize in polymer and materials sector)


  • Macro Group Young Researchers Meeting; poster
  • Merck Case Conference; oral presentation
  • Post Graduate Symposium, Warwick; poster
  • Warwick Polymers 2016; poster


  • Merck Case Conference; oral presentation (prize for best 1st year contribution)
  • OPEN/ESOS Conference for Organic Photovoltaic Stability; poster
  • European Polymer Federation, Dresden; poster


  • Macro Group, Young Researcher Meeting; attendee


Office phone number:
+44 24 765 22179

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