Dr Silvia Díez-González
Dr. Silvia Díez-González received her MSci in organic chemistry from the Universidad del País Vasco (Spain) and the Université Paris XI (France) in 2000 and her Ph.D on organosilicon chemistry from the Université Paris XI under the supervision of Dr Luis Blanco.
After two post-doctoral stays with Professors Steve Nolan and Feliu Maseras, Silvia first joined the Department of Chemistry at Imperial as part of the first promotion of Imperial College Junior Research Fellows, where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in Catalysis.
For more information, visit Silvia's website
Chaleena PIMPASRI, 3rd Year PhD
Chaleena is from Thailand, and she obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Khon Kaen University and her master’s degree in organic chemistry from Mahidol University with a project on copper(I) mediated oxidative decarboxylative couplings. She started her PhD in October 2018, and her current research focuses on copper(I) complexes for the sustainable reduction of azides.
Outside of chemistry, Chaleena likes running, playing badminton, cooking, traveling and photography.
Yanhua XU, MRes in Advanced Molecular Synthesis
Yanhua is a MRes Advanced Molecular Synthesis student working on a project with joint supervision by Dr James Bull on the understanding of copper catalysis in Ullmann type cross-coupling reaction.
Before joining Imperial, she obtained her BSc(Hons) Chemistry degree from the University of St Andrews.
Outside of chemistry, she likes dancing, cooking, and Minecraft.
Chengkai GUO, MRes in Catalysis
Xiurong LUO, MSci student
Now in her final year, Xiurong have been studying her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Imperial College since 2017. Her project focuses on studying copper(I) mediated hydroamination reactions.
Outside chemistry, she also enjoys reading novels, watching musicals and travelling.
Monaly DEPALA, MSci student
Monaly is a 4th year MSci student who is currently working on the generation of cyclopropane derivatives via 1,4-disubstituted triazolines. She is planning on a career in science by aiming to pursue a Ph.D. in sustainable green technologies. Her hobbies outside of chemistry involve reading and baking.
Hannah BURKETT, BSci student
Hannah is a 3rd year BSc student, currently working on a project investigating the synthesis of 1,4-disubstituted triazolines.
Dr Lalita Radtanajiravong (April 2016 - July 2020)
'Metal-free valorisation of propargylic alcohols and azides'
Currrent position: Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at University of Phayao (Thailand)
Dr Filip Sebest (Oct 2014 - Sept 2018)
'Metal-free dipolar cycloaddition reactions for sustainable nitrogen-containing heterocycles'
Current position: Teaching Fellow at King's College London
Dr Ethan Richards (Oct 2014 - Sept 2018)
'Bidentate N-heterocyclic carbenes as efficient ligands for Ullmann-type couplings'
Current position: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Dr Benjamin Zelenay (Sept 2013 - August 2017)
‘Structural and catalytic studies on novel copper complexes’
Current position: Operation Chemist at Lonza
Dr Sarah Gates (Nov 2012 - July 2016)
‘Investigating metal formyl complexes for homogeneous syngas conversion’
Current position: Policy Adviser at DCMS
Dr John M. Collinson (Oct 2010 - August 2014)
‘Immobilised N-heterocyclic carbene metal complexes in catalysis’
Current position: Chemist at Johnson Matthey
Dr Steven Lal (Nov 2009 - July 2013)
‘Metal complexes as catalysts for the synthesis of heterocycles’
Current position: Senior Scientist at Lonza