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I am currently a PDRA working for Rolls-Royce under the supervision of Prof I Hamerton. This project concerns the development of new matrix resins for high performance composites.
Prior to this role I studied for a PhD in Advanced Composites with a thesis titled 'CANs: from dynamic chemistry to sustainable composites' under the supervision of Prof I Bond (Bristol Composites Institute), Prof P Pringle (School of Chemistry, UoB), Prof D Wass (Cardiff Catalysis Institute) and Dr T Coope (inductosense). This thesis describes the application of Diels-Alder epoxies as functional composite matrices and the self-healing/recycling of these composite materials. In addition, the dynamic chemistry of Se-Se and P-P bonds are explored and compared to the well-established field of dynamic S-S chemistry.
I also completed my undegraduate degree in Bristol: MSci Chemistry with industrial experience with a Master's project concerning the synthesis of novel borylphosphines. On a placement year, I spent 13 months working within the 'drilling group' at the Schlumberger Gould Research centre in Cambridge.
Composites; sustainable materials; polymer chemistry; chemical synthesis.
University of Bristol positions
Research AssociateDepartment of Aerospace Engineering
Radical-initiated P,P-metathesis reactions of diphosphanes: evidence from experimental and computational studies
Advanced Materials Interfaces