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Post-doctoral Associates

  • Dr. Atanas Tomov

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    Dr. Atanas Tomov Industrial Senior Scientist

    Background

    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

    Background

    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.

  • Dr. Dominic R. Pye

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    Dr. Dominic R. Pye Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Background

    Obtained an MChem from University of Manchester, then PhD in Fe-cat cross-coupling with Prof Bedford in Bristol Chemical Synthesis CDT before joining Prof Mankad at the University of Chicago, Illinois researching heterobimetallic catalysis. Now investigating the mechanism of Co-cat ethylene tetramerisation.

Ph. D. Students

  • Sara Shahruddin

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    Sara Shahruddin 4th Year Ph.D. Student

    Background

    Sara is a senior researcher with PETRONAS with a degree from the The National University of Malaysia. She aims to obtain a fundamental understanding of solid deposition in the oil and gas production

  • Richard von Goetze

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    Richard von Goetze 2nd Year Ph.D. Student

    Background

    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

    Background

    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.

  • Sarah Ho

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    Sarah Ho 2nd Year Ph.D. Student

    Background

    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

  • Tao Ran

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    Tao Ran 4th Year M. Sci. Student

    Background

    4th year Msci project identifying feasible conditions for the re-aromatization of mono-substituted cyclohexanecarboxylic acid in the lignin conversion process. And secondly, the Smiles Rearrangement of lignin-type compounds and their subsequent hydrolysis.

  • Michael Edwards

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    Michael Edwards 4th Year M. Sci. Student

    Background

    Michael is synthesising novel modified BIMA ligands for ethylene oligomerisation using chromium catalysts, and investigating the effect of these modifications on the rates of single and double ethylene insertion in catalysis.

  • Suviti Chari

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    Suviti Chari MRes Student

    Background

    Suviti has a BSc in Chemistry from Maastricht University, Netherlands and is currently pursuing an MRes (Catalysis) project investigating the photocatalytic oxidation of alkanes using Operando NMR.

  • Ahmad Ibrahim Aljaber

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    Ahmad Ibrahim Aljaber MRes Student

    Background

    Ahmad has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He is currently doing an MRes in Catalysis exploring different methods of grafting polymer into carbon nanotubes.

B. Sc. Students

  • Christian Sofocleous

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    Christian Sofocleous 3rd Year B. Sc. Student

    Background

    3rd year BSc project on the synthesis of Chromium complexes as catalysts for the polymerisation of ethene via formation of intermediate metallocyclic complexes. 

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. 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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