Ruth graduated in 2011 from the University of Bath with a Masters degree in Chemistry
with Industrial Training. Currently in the second year of her PhD, Ruth is working
on catalytic reversible oxygen transfer processes under the joint supervision of
Steve Bull and Jon Williams. Outside of the lab Ruth enjoys swimming, socialising
and volunteering as a STEM ambassador.
Hailing from New Barn in Kent, Lucy obtained a MChem from University of Bath in 2009.
Currently in the final year of her PhD, Lucy is working on nitrone chemistry for
the synthesis of aromatic and heteroaromatic products. Outside of the lab Lucy likes
to practice and perform samba, go to the cinema and build a gin collection.
Sarah graduated with a MChem in Chemistry from the University of Bath in 2010. She
joined the Doctoral Training Centre at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies
in October 2010. Having undertaken two projects in the first year of her integrated
PhD in the areas of biocatalysis and magnetic nanocatalysis; Sarah is now investigating
catalytic activation of pyridines for further elaboration in a joint PhD project
with Prof. Jonathan Williams and Dr. Pawel Plucinski. In her spare time Sarah enjoys
reading, swimming, boxing and circuit training.
Originally from Solihull, Richard graduated from Bath in 2011 with a MChem in Chemistry.
Part of his degree was spent on Industrial Placement at BioFocus where he worked
on ‘hit to lead optimisation’ within the medicinal chemistry department. He is now
a second year PhD student working on the synthesis of α,β-unsaturated isonitriles
and their biological applications. Richard enjoys looking after his goldfish and
is always up for socialising with his friends down the pub.
Coming from Chippenham, Luke has returned to the local area after obtaining his MEng
in Biochemical Engineering from UCL in 2010. As part of the Doctoral Training Centre
in Sustainable Chemical Technologies he has completed projects focused on continuous
reactor processing and polymer science. He is currently investigating the use of
biology as a tool for synthetic chemistry, specifically through biotransformations
and biosynthesis of fine chemicals using Geobacillus thermoglucosidasius. Aside
from academic interests, Luke is an avid fan of role playing and strategy games as
well as reading and writing science fiction.
Originally from Cheltenham, Chris completed his MChem from the University of Bath
in 2012 where he was awarded the Robert W Bolland prize for most outstanding student.
He is currently in his first year of his PhD developing clean electrochemical techniques
for functional group transformations in a joint project with Prof. Frank Marken.
In his spare time Chris enjoys playing and coaching badminton, and playing the piano
Originally from Anderlecht in Belgium, David comes to Bath via University College
Dublin where he obtained his undergraduate degree. Having just begun his PhD David
is working on the nucleophilic substitution of aromatic compounds, currently investigating
the use of auxiliary electron withdrawing groups to influence the facility of the
substitution reaction under joint supervision with Prof. Jonathan Williams. Outside
of the lab David enjoys reading, puzzles, foreign film and board games.
Originally from Shropshire, Dave completed his MChem at The University of Bath in
2010 and went on to study for a PhD jointly supervised by Steve Bull and Tony James.
Dave is in his final year working on Chiral Dervitisation Protocols and other boronic
acid related projects. Outside of university life Dave plays bass guitar, enjoys
going to the gym and drinking the occasional bottle of single malt whiskey.
Originally from the Scottish Borders, Caroline graduated from the University of St
Andrews in 2012 with an MChem in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry. During her degree
she also undertook an industrial placement at GlaxoSmithKline in North Carolina,
where she worked in a Chemical Biology group for a year. Caroline joined the Doctoral
Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies at Bath in October 2012, and
is currently investigating the use of N-oxides as organocatalysts in the Bull group.
Outside of academia Caroline enjoys spending time swimming, playing squash and socialising
Originally from Hassocks in West Sussex, Robert graduated with a MChem in Chemistry
with Drug Discovery from the University of Bath in 2012 spending a year on industrial
placement at BioFocus as a synthetic medicinal chemist. He joined the Doctoral Training
Centre at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies in October 2012. Rob enjoys
socialising with friends down the pub as well as watching and playing sport.