Imperial College London

Mr Felix Thorsten Sheffield

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Assistant







Molecular Sciences Research HubWhite City Campus





After completing a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kingston University, my interests lied with the underlying technologies responsible for determining the suitability of pharmaceutical and agrochemical compounds for commercial use. The process of bringing active compounds to market in these industries is known to be extremely long and costly. For this reason, new cost-effective and efficient approaches to the processes involved are required to deal with the new challenges that are being faced in the field.

This led me to join the CDT at the Institute of Chemical Biology to work on a piece of technology that has the potential to redefine one of the key steps in bringing new pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals to market. Over the course of the 4 years, I will be working with supervisors Prof. Oscar Ces, Dr Nick Brooks and Dr Laura Barter to realise the full potential of this device.



Strutt R, Sheffield F, Barlow N, et al., 2022, UV-DIB: label-free permeability determination using droplet interface bilayers, Lab on a Chip: Miniaturisation for Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Materials Science and Bioengineering, Vol:22, ISSN:1473-0189, Pages:972-985

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