Group Members

Group Alumni

Group Photo December 2018 - Cardiff Branch



Group Photo November 2019 - London Branch



Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dr Jamie Leitch

Dr Jamie Leitch - UCL

PDRA since Nov 2020

PDRA (University of Oxford, Prof. Darren Dixon)
Ph.D. (University of Bath, Prof. Chris Frost)
MChem. (University of Bath)

Publications:
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Conference Contributions:
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4th Year PhD Students


Tom McBride

Tom McBride - Cardiff

PhD student since Oct 2017

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

Publications:
2). Manganese-Catalyzed Electrochemical Deconstructive Chlorination of Cycloalkanols via Alkoxy Radical

Benjamin D. W. Allen, Mishra Deepak Hareram, Alex C. Seastram, Tom McBride, Thomas Wirth, Duncan L. Browne* & Louis C. Morrill* Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 9241-9246.
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, 4, 1559-1564.
Conference Contributions:
Enabling Technologies for Synthesis
Cardiff University, June 2019, (Poster)
Molecular Synthesis Section Seminar
Cardiff University, May 2019, (Presentation)


William Nicholson

William Nicholson - Cardiff

PhD student since Oct 2017

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

Publications:
4). A Robust Pd-Catalyzed C–S Cross-Coupling Process Enabled by Ball-Milling

Andrew C. Jones, William I. Nicholson, Harry R. Smallman & Duncan L. Browne* Org. Lett. 2020 , 22, 7433-7438.
3). N‐Heterocyclic Carbene Acyl Anion Organocatalysis by Ball‐Milling
William I. Nicholson, Alex C. Seastram, Saqib A. Iqbal, Benjamin G. Reed-Berendt, Louis C. Morrill* & Duncan L. Browne* ChemSusChem 2020, 13, 131-135.
2). Robust Buchwald–Hartwig amination enabled by ball-milling
Qun Cao, William I. Nicholson, Andrew C. Jones & Duncan L. Browne* Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 1722-1726.
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:
GSK Synthetic Organic Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium
Online Event, Oct 2020, (Presentation)
Enabling Technologies for Synthesis
Cardiff University, June 2019, (Presentation)
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)

3rd Year PhD Students


Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones - Cardiff

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:
2). A Robust Pd-Catalyzed C–S Cross-Coupling Process Enabled by Ball-Milling

Andrew C. Jones, William I. Nicholson, Harry R. Smallman & Duncan L. Browne* Org. Lett. 2020 , 22, 7433-7438.
1). Robust Buchwald–Hartwig amination enabled by ball-milling
Qun Cao, William I. Nicholson, Andrew C. Jones & Duncan L. Browne* Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 1722-1726.

Conference Contributions:
Enabling Technologies for Synthesis
Cardiff University, June 2019, (Poster)


2nd Year PhD Students


Harry Smallman

Harry Smallman - UCL

PhD student since Nov 2019

MChem (Cardiff University, final year project with Thomas Wirth)
CUROP Summer Student (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)

Publications:
1). A Robust Pd-Catalyzed C–S Cross-Coupling Process Enabled by Ball-Milling

Andrew C. Jones, William I. Nicholson, Harry R. Smallman & Duncan L. Browne* Org. Lett. 2020 , 22, 7433-7438.

Conference Contributions:
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Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams - Cardiff

PhD student since Oct 2019

(CDT collaboration with Louis Morrill & Alastair Lennox)

MRes Catalysis CDT (RSII) (Cardiff University, Logsdail Group)
MRes Catalysis CDT (RSI) (Bristol University, Bower Lab)
MChem (Cardiff University, final year project with Louis Morrill)

Publications:
1). Expedient Organocatalytic Aza-Morita–Baylis–Hillman Reaction through Ball-Milling

Matthew T. J. Williams, Louis C. Morrill* & Duncan L. Browne* ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2020, https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c07320

Conference Contributions:
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1st Year PhD Students

Robert Bolt

Robert Bolt - UCL

PhD student since Oct 2020

MChem Project (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)
RSC Summer Bursary (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)
CUROP Summer Student (Cardiff University, LCM Group)

Publications:
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Conference Contributions:
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MPhil Students

Riley Payne

Riley Payne - UCL

MPhil student since Nov 2019

BSc (Cardiff University, final year project DLB Lab)

Publications:
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Conference Contributions:
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Co-Supervised PhD Students






Lukas Gierlichs

Lukas Gierlichs - Cardiff

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, 55, 318-321.
Samuel Ackerley

Samuel Ackerley - UCL

PhD student since July 2020

(TransPharmTech CDT collaboration led by Dr Gemma-Louise Davies with AZ, Prof. Vijay Chudasama & Dr Stefan Guldin)


TransPharmTech CDT (RSII) (GSK, UK)
TransPharmTech CDT (RSI) (UCL SoP; Dr Maryam Parhizkar, )
MSci (UCL Chemistry; Dr Gemma-Louise Davies Group)

Publications:
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Pawel Czerwinski

Pawel Czerwinski - UCL

Visiting PhD student from Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

(collaboration with Prof. Bartłomiej Furman)


Publications:
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Undergraduate Students





Shipei Fang (Selina)

Shipei Fang (Selina) - UCL

MPharm Project Student

Direct amidation of esters by ball milling

Visiting and Co-Supervised PhD Students

Group Alumni