Dr Antony Burton (PhD)
A Bath graduate, Antony completed his PhD project on the design, characterisation and catalytic evaluation of higher-order coiled coil polypeptides. He published six articles in scientific journals, which are available on our Publications page. After successfully compliting his PhD, he joined Princeton University (USA) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Muir Group. In 2017, Antony was awarded a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton University (USA).
Dr Tom Carter (PhD)
Tom graduated from Bristol and completed his PhD project on the development of synthetic carbohydrate receptors. He published four articles in scientific journals which are available on our Publications page. After successfully completing his PhD, he was employed as a Senior Scientist at Ziylo and in 2017 moved to OxStem Ltd.
Dr Jamie Clifton (PhD)
A Bristol graduate, Jamie completed his PhD project on the synthesis of novel phosphine functionalised polythiophenes. The three publications that resulted from his work are now available from our Publications page. After graduation, he joined RWTH Aachen University, Germany as a postdoctoral researcher and in 2016 he joined CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory) in Heidelberg (Germany), supported by BASF.
Dr Katie Feeney (PhD)
Following graduation from the University of Oxford, Katie's PhD focussed on a new class of chiral organometallic nucleophiles containing a quaternary boron centre. She has published three papers during her PhD, which can be accessed via our Publications page. In 2016, Katie joined Evotec as a Senior Scientist.
Dr Alexander Henderson (PhD)
A Bristol graduate, Alex's PhD project researched carbohydrate-based nitrogen heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) for asymmetric catalysis. His research produced five papers, which can be accessed from our Publications page. In 2016, Alex joined Carpmaels and Ransford LLP in London as a Trainee Patent Attorney.
Dr Thomas Hornsby (PhD)
Tom graduated from Bristol and his PhD research involved the structure elucidation and total synthesis of fungal polyketides and putative biosynthetic intermediates. He published two papers which can be viewed through our Publications page. After his PhD, Tom joined University College London as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant investigating therapeutics for MS. In 2018 he joined Sygnature Discovery as a Senior Scientist.
Dr Kieran Hudson (PhD)
An Oxford graduate, Kieran's PhD project was on carbohydrate-based interactions - from the molecular to the cellular level - which resulted in four papers. These can be accessed from our Publications page. Following his PhD, Kieran joined the University of British Columbia (Canada) in 2016, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Withers group.
Dr Niall McCreanor (PhD)
Niall is a Queen's University Belfast graduate. His PhD project on enhancing the scope of rhodium-catalyzed carbonylative cyclopropane ring expansions generated four publications which are available through our Publications page. After finishing his PhD, Niall started work in 2016 as a Postdoctoral Senior Scientist at AstraZeneca.
Dr Michelle Montgomery (PhD)
A Heriot-Watt graduate, Michelle's PhD project investigated palladium catalysts for C-H functionalisation. Her work produced two papers which are available via our Publications page. Following her postgraduate studies, Michelle joined D. Young & Co. LLP as a Technical Assistant in 2015.
Dr Sofia Papadouli (PhD)
Graduating from the University of Crete, Sofia's PhD project was researching N-pyrrolyl phosphines for use as rhodium-based hydroformylation catalysts. She produced two publications during the course of her PhD (see our Publications page for further details). In 2016, Sofia joined CatSci as a Scientist.
Dr Michael Robertson-Ralph (PhD)
A Nottingham graduate, Mike's PhD project was jointly supported by Syngenta on the photochemical construction of complex natural and un-natural cyclic architectures. His worked produced three papers, including two on batch versus flow photochemistry, that can be viewed on our our Publications page. In 2015, Mike was awarded an EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) to continue with his research and in 2017 he joined PhotoDiversity as a Co-Investigator.
Dr Joanne Sampson (PhD)
A Southampton graduate, Jo's PhD project focussed on the synthesis of biologically active compounds using cyclic sulfamidates. She has presented her work at the BOSS XIV Symposium in Brussels and RACI 2014 in Adelaide. After her PhD, Jo worked for CatSci as a Postdoctoral Scientist before joining the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in Melbourne, Australia in 2016 to work with Prof. Philip Thompson.
Dr Samuel Timson (PhD)
Sam graduated from the University of Leicester before starting his PhD on asymmetric electrophilic copper catalysis. Sam decided to go into teaching after completing his PhD and in 2016 secured an RSC Teacher Training Scholarship to aid his training.