Group Members

Group Alumni

Group Photo December 2018



Postdoctoral Research Associates

Ben Allen

Ben Allen

PDRA since Nov 2017

(EPSRC funded collaboration led by Dr Louis Morrill, Cardiff)

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

3rd Year PhD Students

Hot-Rod!

Roderick Stark

PhD student since Oct 2016

(KESS collaboration with Dr Ian Fallis, Cardiff and Tenovus Cancer Care)

M.Chem. (Cardiff University)

Publications:
Coming soon!
Conference Contributions:
Coming soon!

2nd Year PhD Students



Tom McBride

Tom McBride

PhD student since Oct 2017

MChem Project Student (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)
Industrial Placement (Aberthaw Power Station)

Publications:
1). Exploring the generation and use of acylketenes with continuous flow processes

Renan Galaverna, Tom McBride, Julio C. Pastre & Duncan L. Browne* React. Chem. Eng. 2019 DOI: 10.1039/C9RE00072K
Conference Contributions:
Coming soon!
William Nicholson

William Nicholson

PhD student since Oct 2017

MChem Project Student (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)
CUROP Summer Student (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)

Publications:
2). Robust Buchwald–Hartwig amination enabled by ball-milling

Qun Cao, William I. Nicholson, Andrew Jones & Duncan L. Browne* Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018 DOI: 10.1039/c8ob01781f
1). One-pot multistep mechanochemical synthesis of fluorinated pyrazolones
Joseph L. Howard, William Nicholson, Yerbol Sagatov & Duncan L. Browne* Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2017,13 1950-1956

Conference Contributions:
RSC Local Organic meeting (South-West)
Cardiff University, Jan 2019, (Poster *AWARD*)
Molecular Synthesis Section Seminar
Cardiff University, Jan 2019, (Presentation)
Beilstein Organic Chemistry Symposium: Mechanochemistry
Ruedeshiem, Germany, Nov 2018, (Poster)

Yerbol Sagatov

Yerbol Sagatov

PhD student since Oct 2017 - Vice Chancellor's Scholar

M.Phil. (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)
B.Sc. (Karaganda State University, Kazakhstan)

Publications:
4). Mechanochemical electrophilic fluorination of liquid beta-ketoesters

Joseph L. Howard,Yerbol Sagatov & Duncan L. Browne* Tetrahedron 2018,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.066
3). One-pot multistep mechanochemical synthesis of fluorinated pyrazolones
Joseph L. Howard, William Nicholson, Yerbol Sagatov & Duncan L. Browne* Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2017,13 1950-1956
2). Controlling reactivity through liquid assisted grinding: the curious case of mechanochemical fluorination
Joseph L. Howard, Yerbol Sagatov, Laura Repusseau, Christiane Schotten & D. L. Browne* Green Chem., 2017, 19, 2798-2802.
1). Protected Diazonium Salts: A Continuous-Flow Preparation of Triazenes Including the Anticancer Compounds Dacarbazine and Mitozolomide
C. Schotten, A. H. Aldmairi, Y. Sagatov, M. Shepherd, D. L. Browne* J. Flow Chem. 2016 6, 218-225.

Conference Contributions:
Coming soon!

1st Year PhD Students

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

PhD student since Oct 2018

(KESS collaboration with Cambridge Reactor Design)

MChem Project Student (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)
CUROP Summer Student (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)

Publications:
1). Robust Buchwald–Hartwig amination enabled by ball-milling

Qun Cao, William I. Nicholson, Andrew Jones & Duncan L. Browne* Org. Biomol. Chem. 2018 DOI: 10.1039/c8ob01781f

Conference Contributions:
Coming soon!

Co-Supervised PhD Students

David Cutress

David Cutress

PhD student since Oct 2015

(LSRN-Wales collaboration with Prof. Peter Brophy, Aberystwyth)

Masters (Aberystwyth University, IBERS)

Alba

Alba Acevedo Fernandez

PhD student since Oct 2017

(Catalysis CDT collaboration with Dr Emma Emanuelsson, Bath)


MRes Catalysis CDT (RSII) (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)
MRes Catalysis CDT (RSI) (Emanuelsson Lab, University of Bath)
M.Sc. (Chem. Eng.) (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Jamie

Jamie Carden

PhD student since Oct 2017

(Catalysis CDT collaboration with Dr Rebecca Melen)


MRes Catalysis CDT (RSII) (Graham Hutchings, Cardiff University)
MRes Catalysis CDT (RSI) (Wass Research Group, University of Bristol)
M.Chem. (Cardiff University; Newman Lab)
ERASMUS (University of Oulu, Finland, Prof. Laitinen)

Publications:
1). Unlocking the Catalytic Potential of Tris(3,4,5-trifluorophenyl) Borane with microwave Irradiation

Jamie L. Carden, Lukas J. Gierlichs, Duncan F. Wass, Duncan L. Browne & Rebecca L. Melen* Chem. Commun. 2019 DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09459D

Lukas Gierlichs

Lukas Gierlichs

PhD student since July 2018

(Industrial collaboration with Dr Rebecca Melen)

MChem (Cardiff University collaboration RLM Lab)
Year Abroad (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada; Prof. Brad Easton)

Publications:
1). Unlocking the Catalytic Potential of Tris(3,4,5-trifluorophenyl) Borane with microwave Irradiation

Jamie L. Carden, Lukas J. Gierlichs, Duncan F. Wass, Duncan L. Browne & Rebecca L. Melen* Chem. Commun. 2019 DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09459D

Visiting Students

Undergraduate Students



Karl Griffiths

Karl Griffiths

MChem Project Student

2nd Year Summer Project (DLB Lab)

Karl Griffiths

Oliver Kershaw

MChem Project Student

Year Abroad (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada, Prof. Yuri Bolshan)

Calum Parsons

MChem Project Student

Year Abroad ()

Group Alumni