Group Members

Group Alumni

Group Photo December 2018



Postdoctoral Research Associates

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)

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

Joey Howard

Joey Howard

PhD student since Oct 2015

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

Publications:
12.) Switching Chemoselectivity: Using Mechanochemistry to Alter Reaction Kinetics

Joseph L. Howard, Michael C. Brand & Duncan L. Browne* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018 , 57, 16104-16108
11.) Translating solid state organic synthesis from a mixer mill to a continuous twin screw extruder
Qun Cao, Joseph L. Howard, Deborah E. Crawford, Stuart L. James* & Duncan L. Browne* Green Chem. 2018 , 20, 4443-4447
10.) Mechanochemical Activation of Zinc and Application to Negishi Cross‐Coupling
Qun Cao, Joseph L. Howard, Emilie Wheatley & Duncan L. Browne* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018 57, 11339-11343
9.) A continuous flow-batch hybrid reactor for commodity chemical synthesis enabled by inline NMR and temperature monitoring
Christiane Schotten, Joseph L. Howard, Robert L. Jenkins, Anna Codina & Duncan L. Browne* Tetrahedron 2018, 74, 5503-5509
8.) Mechanochemistry as an emerging tool for molecular synthesis: what can it offer?
Joseph L. Howard, Qun Cao & Duncan L. Browne* Chem. Sci. 2018,9 3080-3094
7.) 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
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:
RSC South-West Regional Meeting Organic Division
Bristol University, Jan 2018, (Poster)
Materials Chemistry Conference
Cambridge University, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, Sept 2017, (Presentation)
Catalysis CDT Spring Conference
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, June 2017, (Presentation & Poster)
16th Cardiff Chemistry Conference
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, May 2017, (Poster)
1st Bio-Techne Chemistry Poster Symposium
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 since Oct 2017

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

William Nicholson

William Nicholson

PhD student since 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 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.

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)

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)
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)

Visiting Students



Renan Galaverna

Renan Galaverna

Visiting PhD student from UNICAMP, Brazil

(collaboration with Prof. Julio C. Pastre)

Ph.D. (Since Feb 2015, UNICAMP, Brazil)
M.Sc. (UNICAMP, Dr Marcos N. Eberlin, Brazil)
B.Che. (University of São Francisco, Brazil)

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