Group Members

Group Photo – October 2018

Past group photos – [link]

Past group members – [link]

Postdoctoral Research Associates

 

 

Ben Allen (EPSRC Funded PDRA since November 2017, Collaborative project with Dr Duncan Browne and Prof. Thomas Wirth)

Ph.D. (University of Sheffield, Advisor: Prof. Joe Harrity)

M.Chem. (University of Sheffield, Project with Prof. Joe Harrity)

Research Area: Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry

 

Publications:

  1. Iron-Catalyzed Methylation using the Borrowing Hydrogen Approach”, K. Polidano, B. D. W. Allen, J. M. J. Williams and L. C. Morrill*, ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 6440-6445. [link]

Conference Contributions:

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Shyam Basak (Leverhulme Trust Funded PDRA since September 2018, Collaborative project with Dr Rebecca Melen)

Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Advisor: Prof. Dipakranjan Mal)

M.Sc. (Jadavpur University, Project with Prof. Asok Kumar Mallik)

Research Area: Frustrated Lewis Pair Catalysis

 

Publications:

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Conference Contributions:

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Alex Nödling (Leverhulme Trust Funded PDRA since July 2017, Collaborative project led by Dr Louis Luk)

Ph.D. (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Advisor: Prof. Gerhard Hilt)

Diploma Degree in Chemistry (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Research Area: Organocatalytic Artificial Enzymes

 

 

Publications:

  1. “Reactivity and Selectivity of Iminium Organocatalysis Improved by a Protein Host”, A. R. Nödling, K. Swiderek, R. Castillo, J. W. Hall, A. Angelastro, L. C. Morrill, Y. Jin, Y-H. Tsai, V. Moliner* and L. Y. P. Luk*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 12478-12482. [link]

Conference Contributions:

  1. Coming Soon!

Final Year Ph.D. Students

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3rd Year Ph.D. Students

 

 

Benjamin Reed-Berendt (Ph.D. student since Oct 2016)

M.Chem. (Cardiff University, Project with Dr Louis C. Morrill)

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Publications:

  1. “Recent Advances in Homogeneous Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis using Earth-Abundant First Row Transition Metals”, B. G. Reed-Berendt, K. Polidano and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, DOI: 10.1039/c8ob01895b. [link[Invited contribution to the 2018 New Talent Special Issue]
  2. “FLP-Catalyzed Transfer Hydrogenation of Silyl Enol Ethers”, I. Khan, B. G. Reed-Berendt, R. L. Melen* and L. C. Morrill*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 12356-12359. [link]
  3. Exploring Tandem Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydrogen Transfer and SNAr Chemistry”, K. Polidano, B. G. Reed-Berendt, A. Basset, A. J. A. Watson, J. M. J. Williams and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 6716-6719. [link]

Conference Contributions:

  1. 13th Molecular Synthesis Section Seminar, Cardiff University, 18/01/18, Presentation
  2. RSC Organic Division South-West Regional Meeting, University of Bristol, 17/01/18, Poster

 

 

Kurt Polidano (CDT Ph.D. student since Oct 2016, CDT co-advisor: Prof. Jonathan Williams)

M.Sc. (University of Malta, Project with Prof. Giovanna Bosica)

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Publications:

  1. “Recent Advances in Homogeneous Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis using Earth-Abundant First Row Transition Metals”, B. G. Reed-Berendt, K. Polidano and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, DOI: 10.1039/c8ob01895b. [link[Invited contribution to the 2018 New Talent Special Issue]
  2. Iron-Catalyzed Methylation using the Borrowing Hydrogen Approach”, K. Polidano, B. D. W. Allen, J. M. J. Williams and L. C. Morrill*, ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 6440-6445. [link]
  3. Exploring Tandem Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydrogen Transfer and SNAr Chemistry”, K. Polidano, B. G. Reed-Berendt, A. Basset, A. J. A. Watson, J. M. J. Williams and L. C. Morrill*, Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 6716-6719. [link]

Conference Contributions:

  1. 14th Molecular Synthesis Section Seminar, Cardiff University, 15/03/18, Presentation
  2. RSC Organic Division South-West Regional Meeting, University of Bristol, 17/01/18, Poster
  3. EPSRC CDT Catalysis Spring Conference, Cardiff University, 06/06/17, Presentation and Poster

1st Year Ph.D. Students

 

 

Mubarak Dambatta (Tetfund Ph.D. student since Apr 2018)

M.Sc. (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria)

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Publications:

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Conference Contributions:

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Dan Latham (CDT Ph.D. student since July 2018, CDT co-advisor: Prof. Jonathan Williams)

M.Chem. (University of Liverpool, Project with Prof. Jianliang Xiao)

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Publications:

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Conference Contributions:

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Deepak Mishra (Ph.D. student since October 2018)

M.Sc. (University of Pune)

Research Area: Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry

 

 

 

Publications:

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Conference Contributions:

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Alex Seastram (Ph.D. student since October 2018)

M.Chem. (Cardiff University, Project with Dr Louis C. Morrill)

Research Area: Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry

 

 

Publications:

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Conference Contributions:

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Andrew Jones (KESS 2 Ph.D. student since October 2018, Collaborative project led by Dr Duncan Browne)

M.Chem. (Cardiff University, Project with Dr Duncan Browne)

Research Area: Mechanochemistry

 

 

Publications:

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Conference Contributions:

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Postgraduate Project Students

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Undergraduate Project Students

 

 

 

Alex Bardsley (M.Chem. project student since Oct 2018 )

Research Area: Cyanamide Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callum Adams (M.Chem. project student since Oct 2018 )

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Grattidge (M.Chem. project student since Oct 2018 )

Research Area: Borrowing Hydrogen Catalysis

 

 

 

Visiting Scholars

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