The Department of Chemical Engineering has an active postdoctoral staff community. Our postdoctoral staff are integral to our ability to deliver world class research and they also take on teaching responsibilities.

Our Postdoc Committee is in place to facilitate the activities of our postdoc community. The Committee arranges events which staff can learn and network at, and represents the interests of postdoctoral staff to the department and Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre. The Committee also hosts the annual Postdoc Symposium, where the Sir William Wakeham Award is given out.

Current postdoctoral staff should visit the Intranet for further information including training, development, events and socials.

Postdoc committee

  • Dr Danilo Cuccato

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    Dr Danilo Cuccato Chair of the Postdoc Committee

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    As reps we dedicate a part of our life at the College to provide support for our represented postdocs to enhance their connections with the other postdocs, the department or institution in which they work, the College, and the thousands of work/academic opportunities awaiting them.

  • Professor George Jackson

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    Professor George Jackson Postdoc Champion and Professor of Chemical Physics

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    I keep in regular contact with the PFDC reps to ensure that postdocs have a voice at the Departmental and Faculty level and assist with organising relevant events. Additionally, I can provide advice on available development training and support. 

  • Professor Joao Cabral

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    Professor Joao Cabral Chair of Athena SWAN Committee and Professor of Soft Matter

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    My research interests lie in the area of biotechnology, with particular focus on the application of systems engineering principles to bioprocessing.

  • Sneha Saunders

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    Sneha Saunders Administration Manager and Staffing Coordinator

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    I am the key contact for postdoctoral research staff in relation to contracts, welfare, probation, visas, appraisals and ongoing advice and support. I also work with the PFDC Reps and the PFDC to organise events and develop strategies to support research staff.

  • Dr Santosh Kumar

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    Dr Santosh Kumar

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    My research focuses on design and development of Advanced Functional Materials for the generation of Solar Fuels from CO2 and water.  I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK and a member of the postdoc committee in the department. I am here to help our postdoc community with my extensive and international...

  • Dr Claudia Contini

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    Dr Claudia Contini

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    Claudia’s research expertise combines several areas including botoom-up synthetic biology and physical chemistry of colloidal science . After completing a MSc in pharmacological and pharmaceutical sciences (University of Padua, Italy and University of Sheffield, UK), she pursued a PhD in physical chemistry applie...

  • Giulia Tarantino

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    Giulia Tarantino

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    My research lies at the interface between catalysis and spectroscopy. As a member of the postdoc committee, I help with the organisation of events which are aimed at promoting interaction and collaboration amongst postdocs in the College.