Stefania comes from Italy and obtained her Masters degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies from the University of Pisa in March 2014. She carried out her Masters thesis under the direction of Prof. Paolo Crotti. In 2014 Stefania joined the CRITICAT CDT program at the University of St Andrews. Her PhD project is focused on the kinetic resolution of alcohols under the joint supervision of Dr James Taylor and Prof. Andrew Smith. Outside of chemistry she is interested in reading and scientific communication.
Susana is from Spain and has a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Valencia. She also completed an Erasmus research project at the University of Loughborough. Susana’s project is focused on the catalytic activation of alcohols.
Andrew is working in the group as part of his fourth year undergraduate research project. He is looking to develop and explore the reactivity of new Brønsted acid catalysts.
Rob is working in the group as part of his final year undergraduate research project. He is working on the development of new chiral counterions for use in enantioselective catalysis.
Former Group Members
Tom Abbott (2016) – Tom completed his BSc project on the development of new Brønsted acid catalysts.
George Tupling (2015) – George completed his BSc project on the catalytic synthesis of sulfonamides