Group Members



Postdoctoral Research Associates

Qun Cao

Qun Cao

PDRA since March 2017

PDRA (University of Nottingham, Dr. Victor Sans Sangorrin)
Ph.D. (Queens University, Belfast, Dr Mark Muldoon)
B.Eng. (China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT))

Yin JieXiang

Yin JieXiang

PDRA since June 2017 (LSRNW collaboration with Dr Ian Fallis, Cardiff)

Ph.D. (University of Wollongong Australia, Dr Chris Hyland)
M.Sc. (University of Tasmania, Dr Chris Hyland)
B.Eng. (Wuhan Institute of Technology, China)

3rd Year PhD Students

Christiane Schotten

Christiane Schotten

PhD student since Jan 2015

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M.Sc. (RWTH Aachen, Projects with: Prof. Wessling, Prof. Liauw, Prof. Bolm, Prof. Leitner)
B.Sc. (RWTH Aachen, Prof. Palkovits)

Publications:
7.) From Ligand to Phosphor: Rapid, Machine-Assisted Syntheses of Substituted Iridium(III)-Pyrazolate Complexes with Tuneable Luminescence

Lara M. Groves, Christiane Schotten, J. Beames, J. A. Platts, Simon J. Coles, Peter N Horton, D. L. Browne* & S. J. A. Pope*, Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 9407-9418.
6.) Continuous Flow Processing as a Tool for Medicinal Chemical Synthesis
D. L. Browne*, Joseph L. Howard & Christiane Schotten Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry, 3rd Edition; Volume 1, Elsevier, 2017, pages 1-50.
5.) Continuous flow synthesis of antimalarials: opportunities for distributed autonomous chemical manufacturing
Joseph L. Howard, Christiane Schotten & D. L. Browne* React. Chem. Eng., 2017, 2, 281-287.
4.) 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.
3.) 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.
2.) Preparation of difluoromethylthioethers through difluoromethylation of disulfides using TMS-CF2H
J. L. Howard, C. Schotten, S. T. Alston, D. L. Browne* Chem. Commun. 2016 52, 8448-8451.
1.) Direct Valorisation of Food Waste: Continuous Metathesis of Cocoa Butter Triglyceride
C. Schotten, D. Plaza, S. Manzini, S. P. Nolan, S. V. Ley, D. L. Browne*, A. Lapkin* ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2015, 3, 1453-1459.

Conference Contributions:
16th Cardiff Chemistry Conference
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, May 2017, (Presentation)
16th Cardiff Chemistry Conference
Bio-Techne Chemistry Poster Symposium, Bio-Techne Bristol, UK, May 2017, (Poster)
OrgSyn 50 (Fluorochem)
OrgSyn 50 - Developments in Organic Chemistry, Manchester, UK, Feb 2017, (Poster)
RSC Organic Division South-West Regional Meeting
University of Bath, UK, Feb 2017 (Poster)
15th Cardiff Chemistry Conference
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, May 2016, (Poster)
Flow Chemistry Europe 2016
Magdelene College, Cambridge, UK, Feb 2016, (Poster)
Food Waste Valorisation for Sustainable Chemicals, Materials and Fuels Workshop
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, Sept 2015, (Presentation and Poster)
Joey Howard

Joey Howard

PhD student since Oct 2015

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M.Phil. (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)
BA (Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College)

Publications:
6.) 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
5.) Exploring Multistep Continuous-Flow Hydrosilylation Reactions Catalyzed by Tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane
Lewis C. Wilkins, Joseph L. Howard, Stefan Berger, Louis Frentzel-Beyme, D. L. Browne* & R. L. Melen* Adv. Synth. Catalyst 2017, 359, 2580-2584.
4.) Continuous Flow Processing as a Tool for Medicinal Chemical Synthesis
D. L. Browne*, Joseph L. Howard & Christiane Schotten Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry, 3rd Edition; Volume 1, Elsevier, 2017, pages 1-50.
3.) Continuous flow synthesis of antimalarials: opportunities for distributed autonomous chemical manufacturing
Joseph L. Howard, Christiane Schotten & D. L. Browne* React. Chem. Eng., 2017, 2, 281-287.
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.) Preparation of difluoromethylthioethers through difluoromethylation of disulfides using TMS-CF2H
Joseph. L. Howard, C. Schotten, S. T. Alston, D. L. Browne* Chem. Commun. 2016 52, 8448-8451.

Conference Contributions:
16th Cardiff Chemistry Conference
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, May 2017, (Poster)
16th Cardiff Chemistry Conference
Bio-Techne Chemistry Poster Symposium, Bio-Techne Bristol, UK, May 2017, (Poster)
OrgSyn 50 (Fluorochem)
OrgSyn 50 - Developments in Organic Chemistry, Manchester, UK, Feb 2017, (Poster)
RSC Organic Division South-West Regional Meeting
University of Bath, UK, Feb 2017 (Poster *AWARD*)
Flow Chemistry Europe 2016
Magdelene College, Cambridge, UK, Feb 2016, (Poster)

2nd 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)

1st Year PhD Students

Tom McBride

Tom McBride

PhD student starting Oct 2017

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

William Nicholson

William Nicholson

PhD student starting Oct 2017

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

Publications:
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
Yerbol Sagatov

Yerbol Sagatov

PhD student starting Oct 2017 - Vice Chancellor's Scholar

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

Publications:
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.

Co-Supervised PhD Students

David Cutress

David Cutress

PhD student since Oct 2015 (LSRN-Wales collaboration with Prof. Peter Brophy, Aberystwyth)

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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)

Visiting Students

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Undergraduate Students



Michael Brand

Michael Brand

MChem Project Student

Year Abroad (McGill University, Canada; Prof. Tomislav Friščić)

Lukas Gierlichs

Lukas Gierlichs

MChem Project Student (collaboration with Rebecca Melen, Cardiff)

Year Abroad (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada; Prof. Brad Easton)

Saqib Iqbal

Saqib Iqbal

MChem Project Student

CUROP Summer Student (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)

Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones

MChem Project Student

CUROP Summer Student (Cardiff University, DLB Lab)

Timothy Lloyd

Timothy Lloyd

MChem Project Student (collaboration with Prof. Simon Pope, Cardiff)

CUROP Summer Student (Cardiff University, SJAP/DLB Lab)

Emilie Wheatley

Emilie Wheatley

MChem Project Student

Year Abroad (University of Florida, USA, Prof. Aaron Aponick)

Karl Griffiths

Karl Griffiths

2nd Year Summer Student

Group Alumni