ALASTAIR LENNOX

Career Summary 

2018 – present           Royal Society University Research Fellow

                                    University of Bristol

2015 – 2017                Postdoctoral Research Fellow

                                    University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

                                    Prof. Shannon S Stahl

                                    Development of electrochemical catalytic reactions in collaboration                                        with AbbVie

 

2014 – 2015                Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

                                    Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT), Rostock, Germany

                                    Prof. Matthias Beller

                                    Homo- and heterogeneous photocatalytic water reduction

                                    Visiting researcher: Luo group, ZJUT, Hangzhou, China

 

2008 – 2013                PhD

                                    University of Bristol

                                    Prof Guy Lloyd-Jones FRS

                                    Thesis: Organotrifluoroborate Preparation, Coupling and Hydrolysis

 

2004 – 2008                MChem

                                    University of Manchester

                                    Chemistry with Studies in North America (UCLA)

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Dr Anthony Choi

Anthony graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2016 with an MChem and then continued in Sheffield to complete his PhD working with Prof. Iain Coldham investigating the use of azomethine ylide cycloaddition chemistry towards the synthesis of polycyclic compounds. Upon obtaining his PhD in 2020, he conducted postdoctoral research in Sheffield in collaboration with Liverpool ChiroChem synthesizing novel molecular scaffolds with organolithium chemistry as well as computational studies working with Prof. Anthony J. H. M. Meijer. Anthony joined the Lennox Lab in 2022 to explore photo- and electrochemical methods. 

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Dr Atul Chaturvedi

Atul graduated with an Msc in Chemistry from the University of Delhi in 2012 and then moved to the CSIR Central Drug Research Institute to pursue his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Namrata Rastogi. His worked focused on metal-free annulations and visible light photo-redox catalysis. Atul then joined the group of Prof. Chandra M. R. Volla at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as an institutional postdoctoral fellow where he explored transition metal-catalysed C-C and C-Heteroatom bond forming reactions. In 2022 Atul joined the Lennox Lab to investigate fluorination protocols.

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Dr Mohamed Elsherbini

Mohamed graduated with a BSc in chemistry from Mansoura University, Egypt and returned in 2014 to complete his PhD under the supervision of Professors Hanafi Zoorob and Wafaa Hamama on the synthesis of biologically active selenium-containing heterocycles. He was then appointed as a chemistry lecturer at the Saudi Mining Polytechnic before moving to Cardiff in 2016 to join the group of Professor Thomas Wirth to study hypervalent iodine chemistry and enabling technologies in organic synthesis. They later worked in collaboration with Professor Rudolf Allemann to develop preparations of artemisnin under flow conditions. Following this he moved to the University of Huddersfield in 2019 to join Dr Wesley Moran and work on the electrochemical synthesis of iodine compounds. In 2022 Mohamed joined the Lennox Lab to explore new methods for selective electrochemical fluorination.

PhD Students

John Box
John Box
2018

John conducted an MSci project in the Booker-Milburn lab at the University of Bristol. He spent the summer working at Bayer in Germany, and is developing some electrochemical reduction chemistry.

Alexi Sedikides
Alexi Sedikides
2018

Alexi did his undergraduate degree at the University of Cardiff. He is working on alkyne fluorination protocols in collaboration with UCB.

Ellie Stammers
Ellie Stammers
2019

Ellie did her undergraduate degree at the University of York, completing her Masters project at Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel.  She is part of the Bristol Synthesis CDT and is working in collaboration with the Clayden group.

Bert Rowett
Bert Rowett
2019

Bert joins the Lennox Lab from the Cardiff/Bristol/Bath CDT in Catalysis, having carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol. He is working on electrochemical α-functionalisation reactions.

Alex Atkins
Alex Atkins
2019

Alex joins the Lennox group after completing his MSci degree at the University of Bristol and working with Professor Robin Bedford for his final year project. He is currently working on electrochemical fluorination methods in collaboration with Syngenta.

Sam Deeks
Sam Deeks
2019

Sam carried out his MSci Project in the Faul lab at the University of Bristol. His PhD is in collaboration with the Faul group to develop new materials.

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Alice Dean
2020

Alice joins the group from Bristol's TECS CDT after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of East Anglia. Alice will be working on electrochemical fluorination methodology. 

Andrew Lacey
Andrew Lacey
2020

Andrew joins the Lennox group after finishing his MChem degree at the University of Warwick. He will conduct computational and experimental investigations into new electrochemical fluorination strategies.

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Mickaël Avanthay
2020

Mickaël completed his undergraduate studies at ETH Zürich and then completed the AstraZeneca R&D graduate program in Sweden before joining the Lennox Lab to investigate reductive electrochemical methods.

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Sarah Coppock
2021

Sarah joins the Lennox Lab from the Bristol TECS CDT after completing her MChem at Keele University. She is currently working on electrochemical fluorination methodology in collaboration with AstraZeneca.

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Charlotte Smith
2021

Charlotte completed her undergraduate degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Loughborough University . She joins the Lennox Lab to develop new photoredox catalysts. 

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Stephen Sweeting
2021

Stephen joins the Lennox Lab having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol. He completed summer placements and his final year project in the Hall group. Stephen will be developing electrochemical fluorination protocols.

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Luke Ward
2022

Luke completed his MChem at the University of Cardiff where he spent a placement year at Hoffmann La Roche in Basel. Luke then worked at Nanopharm before joining the Lennox Lab where he will focus on developing electrochemical fluorination methodology.

Undergraduate Students

Postdoctoral Researchers