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)

David Heard
Dr David Heard

David graduated with an MChem from the University of Sheffield in 2014, undertaking his final year project with Dr David Williams. David joined the Bristol Chemical Synthesis CDT in 2014, conducting his PhD research into the structural elucidation and total synthesis of maleidride natural products with Prof. Chris Willis. In 2019, David joined the Lennox group and is investigating new methods for reaction optimisation.

David is a scientific editor of Synthetic Reaction Updates

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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Sam Macro Versteeg
2021

Sam graduated from Aberystwyth University with a degree in Biochemistry and then completed an MSc in Biological Chemistry at Cardiff University. He joins the Lennox Lab to work on developing methods for preparing biologically active compounds.

Undergraduate Students

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Victoria Jiang

Victoria joins the Lennox Lab to complete her MSci final year project. She will focus on developing fluorination protocols. Before joining the Lennox Lab Victoria completed two summer projects in the Gobbo Group at the University of Bristol. 

Postdoctoral Researchers