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Current members

Rachel Nicholls is currently a PDRA in the group. She joined as a University Research Scholarship student in Leeds from 2013. She is working on novel process to react carbon dioxide with biomass-based chemicals. Prior to joining the BN group, Rachel did her Master in Bristol with Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones.

Joseph Sheppard is a PhD student who joined BN group on 10/2016, and is supervised by Dr Bao Nguyen and Dr Patrick McGowan. His work aim to investigate nanoparticles catalysis. Joseph is a Leeds alumni, having graduated with a first class MChem degree in 2016.

Thomas Dent is a PhD student sponsored by an EPSRC CASE studentship with AstraZeneca. He joined BN group in 2015. His project is to investigate the origin of caesium effect in catalytic coupling reactions and to develop novel catalytic systems taking advantage of the effect. Before his PhD, Thomas did his MChem in the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds.

Blanca Ivonne Vergara Arenas is a visiting PhD student from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Mexico. She joined joined BN group on 01/2017, and is working to develop novel catalytic processes to convert CO2 into high value products.

Luke Power a MSc student in Chemical Engineering who joined BN group on 05/2017. He works to develop an open-source, reproducible reactor  platform for photochemical reaction screening.

Manuel Cervantes is a visting student who joined BN group on 03/2017 from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Mexico. He works to develop a novel technology to recover precious metal from catalytic waste streams.

Previous members

Grant Sherborne (PhD 2013-2017)

Michael Chapman (PhD 2013-2016)

Benjamin Kyffin (PhD 2015-2016)

Rupert Laslett (MChem 2016, Leeds)

William Reynolds (PDRA 2014).
James Miller (MChem 2015, Leeds)
Lucas Homar (MChem 2014, Leeds)

Ratanang F. Serefentse (MEng 2012, Leeds)

Orugbani Solomon Eli (MSc 2014, Leeds)

Olamide Shokunbi (MEng 2014)
David Hahn (Erasmus 2011, Imperial College)

Yarseen Shafi: MSc student in Chemical Engineering at University of Leeds in 2013.

Patrick Foley: Clothworkers funded summer student at University of Leeds in 2013.

Thomas McDevitt: MChem student at Imperial College London in 2011-2012.

Simon Kaufhold (Erasmus/MChem 2011-2012)

Filip Šebest: UROP student at Imperial College London in 2012.

Clément Mauger Jourdan: UROP student at Imperial College London in 2011. Clément came from Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris.

Sammy Chan: UROP student at Imperial College London in 2011. Sammy came from University of Cambridge.

Janie Anka-Lufford: UROP student at Imperial College London in 2012.