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)

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

Dr Luke Elliot

Luke completed his PhD at the University of Bristol under the supervision of Professor Kevin Booker-Milburn. Luke then continued his research in the Booker-Milburn lab. In 2020, Luke joined the Lennox Group.

PhD Students

Sayad Doobary
2018

Sayad joins the Lennox lab from the Synthesis CDT after an undergraduate degree at Bristol. He is working on the development of novel organic electrochemical fluorination methods in collaboration with GSK

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
2018

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

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
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
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
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.

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
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.

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.

Undergraduate Students

Priya Koria

Priya joins the Lennox lab for her final year project exploring the application of the haloform reaction in the synthesis of natural products. Priya is a co-founder of NGO Hindu Climate Action. You can read more about her work here.

Rhian Walters

Rhian joins the Lennox lab for her final year project exploring the synthesis of gold fluorides and their applications in organic synthesis. As part of her degree Rhian completed a year at UNSW, Sydney conducting research on surface modification of cathodes in Li-ion batteries to improve performance and sustainability.

Postdoctoral Researchers