Chris Braddock read Chemistry at St Peter's College, Oxford and graduated with first class honours in 1992. He remained in Oxford to work with John Brown, FRS, for his doctorate which he obtained in January 1996. He was immediately appointed as a Fixed-Term Lecturer at Imperial College where he worked in Professor Tony Barrett's laboratories. In October 1998 he was appointed as a Lecturer in the newly created Synthesis section in the Department of Chemistry and initiated independent research. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005, to Reader in 2008, and to Professor of Organic Chemistry in September 2015.
He was the winner of the Specialised Organic Chemicals Sector Association (SOCSA) 2000 Innovation Prize, the Royal Society of Chemistry Green Chemistry Jerwood Salters' Environment Award 2000, the Institute of Applied Catalysis (iAc) Award 2001 and the Pfizer award for teaching excellence 2002. He was awarded a Faculty of Natural Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012, FoNS, Imperial College London, 2012, a Rector's Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2012, Imperial College London, 2012 and the President's award for excellence in Pastoral Care 2014, Imperial College London, 2014. He was admitted to Fellow FRSC (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry) in September 2014, and was the recipient of a Thieme Chemistry Journal award in 2015.
Karim graduated from the University College London with a first-class honours MSci degree, which included a final-year project under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Caddick and Dr. Vijay Chudasama working on hydroacylation chemistry. Upon the completion of his undergraduate degree, he conducted his PhD guided by Prof. Chris Braddock at Imperial College London working towards the synthesis of marine algae-derived brominated natural products, ultimately focussing in olefin metathesis, which included a year based at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) under the supervision of Dr Adam Meyer and Dr G. Paul Savage. Subsequently, Karim re-joined the Braddock group in a post doctoral research associate (PDRA) position to further investigate aspects of olefin metathesis.
- "Kinetic Benchmarking Reveals the Competence of Prenyl Groups in Ring-Closing Metathesis" - DOI
Quintin Lo starts his PhD in October 2015 as a Pharmacat supported studentship. Quintin completed his undergraduate degree at Imperial College. He carried out his final year project under the supervision of George Britovsek on the development of new catalysts for the oligomerisation of ethylene. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and reading.
Yusrah starts her PhD in October 2016 (DTG funding).
Albert joins the group to start his PhD as funded by CSC.
Dan rejoined the group in October 2017 to start his PhD (DTG funding).
Shijia rejoins the group to start her PhD.
Tianyou rejoins the group to start his PhD.
Masih joins the group on the new advanced molecular synthesis MRes course.
Shuyang joins the group on the Drug Discovery & Development MRes course.
Ziye joins the group on the Chemical Biology MRes course.
Man Sing (Jimmy) Wong
Jimmy joins the group on the Green Chemistry MRes course.
Ella White joins the group on the Catalysis MRes course.
Felix de Courcy-Ireland
Felix joined the group in October to look at some halogenated natural product derivatives. His previous experience includes a summer research placement in the lab of Dr Andrew Ashley, working on the activation of dinitrogen using Frustrated Lewis Pair (FLP) chemistry. When not in the lab, Felix enjoys: exercising, drinking in the pub with Josh Davies and reading the second edition of Clayden’s Organic Chemistry.
Josh joined the group in October to look at some olefin metathesis chemistry. His previous experiences includes Glycosyl Isonitrile and Nucleoside synthesis with the Barrett group during a summer research project. In his spare time, Josh enjoys singing in the choir, drinking in the pub with Felix de Courcy-Ireland and quizzing with his local team, The Mint Imperials.
Zhanglei joins the group in the Spring Term for his final year BSc project.