Post-doctoral Associates

  • Dr. Atanas Tomov


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    Dr. Atanas Tomov Industrial Senior Scientist


    Atanas obtained his PhD from University of Burgas, then worked for 3 years at ENSCM and CPE, before joining Imperial under Prof V. C. Gibson (1999) then Dr. George Britovsek (2008). He works on INEOS sponsored olefin polymerisation projects.

  • Dr. Charles Romain

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    Dr. Charles Romain Junior Research Fellow


    Charles is a Junior Research Fellow. His research aims on the design of new versatile catalysts for polymerisation reactions along with orig. methodologies for the preparation of polymers from renewable resources.

Ph. D. Students

  • Ahmad Ibrahim Aljaber


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    Ahmad Ibrahim Aljaber First year PhD student


    Ahmad has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He completed his MRes in Catalysis at Imperial College London exploring different methods of grafting polymer into carbon nanotubes and now started his Ph.D.

  • Richard von Goetze


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    Richard von Goetze 3rd Year Ph.D. Student


    Richard completed his B.Sc. at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, MRes in Catalysis (Distinction) at Imperial and is presently working on novel diblock copolymers sponsored by Polymateria Ltd.

  • Dillon Tay


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    Dillon Tay 2nd Year Ph.D. Student


    Dillon graduated with a B. Sc. (1st Class Honours) from NTU Singapore before starting his Ph. D. in homogeneous catalysis as part of a collaboration between Imperial and A*STAR Singapore.

  • Sami Gesslbauer


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    Sami Gesslbauer 2nd Year Ph.D. Student


    Sami received his MChem from the University of Edinburgh including an industrial placement at Cytec Industries Inc. (now Solvay). Currently, he is undertaking a PhD in polymerisation catalysis under the supervision of Dr. Charles Romain.

  • Sarah Ho


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    Sarah Ho 3rd Year Ph.D. Student


    Sarah Ho received her BSc degree at Imperial College London and her MPhil degree at University of Cambridge. Since October 2016, she has started her PhD working on selective oxidation of alkanes.

M. Sci./MRes Students

  • Ruijia Mao


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    Ruijia Mao MRes Student


    Ruijia Mao has a BSc in Chemistry from University of Sheffield and Nanjing Tech University. She is currently doing MRes in Catalysis with the project about hydrogenation of lignin.

B. Sc. Students

Past Group Members
NameResearch LevelCurrent position
Dr. Paul Corbett Postdoctoral Research Associate  Royal Dutch Shell plc
Dr. Charles Vriamont  Postdoctoral Research Associate  ABX
Dr. Shlomi Elias Postdoctoral Research Associate  
Dr. Philip Mallender Postdoctoral Research Associate  GE Healthcare
Dr. Rafael de Rosales Postdoctoral Research Associate  King´s College London
Dr. Dom Pye Postdoctoral Research Associate Imperial College London
Dr. Sara Sharuddin Ph.D. Student Petronas Ltd.
Dr. Craig Young Ph.D. Student  Nomura International Plc
Dr. Matthew Morton Ph.D. Student   Mathys & Squire LLP, London, UK
Dr. Maria Gragert Ph.D. Student  Meyer Burger AG, Thun, Switzerland
Dr. Michaela Grau Ph.D. Student   BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Dr. Allan Petersen Ph.D. Student  DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Ian German Ph.D. Student   Gnosys Global Ltd., Guildford, UK
Dr. James Nobbs Ph.D. Student  ICES (A*Star), Singapore
Dr. Chris Conifer Ph.D. Student   Shell, Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Timur Coskun Ph.D. Student  
Dr. Chris Whiteoak Ph.D. Student   Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Dr. Russel Taylor Ph.D. Student  Durham University, UK
Dr. Juri Ugolotti Ph.D. Student  RCPTM, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Dr. Jason England  Ph.D. Student   NTU, Singapore
Status of January 2018
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