At Imperial College, Undergraduate Chemistry Students study either for an Integrated Masters Degree (MSci, 4/5 years duration) or for a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc, 3/4 years duration); the length of the course depends on whether it incorporates a period in industry or abroad (see Department of Chemistry - Degree Courses Offered). MSci students undertake a 24-week research project in their final year and BSc students undertake a 10-week research project in their final year and the Spivey Group typically hosts 2 students each year.

Onur Guzel - MSci

onur

Dates:  Oct 2018 - May 2019 (IMPERIAL)
Background: MSci student at IMPERIAL
Project: Synthesis of sulfonyl chlorides for sulfonylative kinetic resolution of BINOLs
Whereabouts: Information Technology Consultant at FDM Group


Christine Ng - BSc

Christine Ng

Dates: Oct 2018 - Dec 2018 (IMPERIAL)
Background: BSc student at IMPERIAL
Project: Synthesis of sulfonyl chlorides for sulfonylative kinetic resolution of BINOLs
Whereabouts: Unknown


Charlie Farnham - MSci

Charlie

Dates: Oct 2017 - May 2018 (IMPERIAL)
Background: MSci student at IMPERIAL
Project: Synthesis of sulfonyl chlorides for sulfonylative kinetic resolution of BINOLs
Whereabouts: Unknown


Elizabeth Oluwanifemi Mogaji - MSci

Elizabeth 1

Dates: Oct 2017 - May 2018 (IMPERIAL)
Background: MSci student at IMPERIAL
Project: Towards asymmetric phosphorothioate synthesis
Whereabouts: Unknown


Joel Wong Wen Han - BSc

Joel

Dates: Jan 2017 - May 2017 (IMPERIAL)
Background: BSc student at IMPERIAL
Project: Synthesis of sulfonyl chlorides for sulfonylative kinetic resolution of BINOLs
Whereabouts: A STAR Singapore


Yan Zhang - BSc

Yan

Dates: Jan 2017 - May 2017 (IMPERIAL)
Background: BSc student at IMPERIAL
Project: Deracemisation of alpha-substituted aldehydes via enamine protonation
Whereabouts: PhD with Stephen Fletcher at Oxford University, UK


Youssef Shaalan - MSci

Youssef Shaalan

Dates: Oct 2016 - May 2017 (IMPERIAL)
Background: MSci student at IMPERIAL
Project: The total synthesis of hydroxy-evoninic acid via a benzylic ester rearrangement (BER)
Whereabouts: PhD at the University of Strathclyde based at GSK (Stevenage) 


Monish Paul Nakhwal - BSc

Monish

Dates:  Feb 2017 - April 2017 (IMPERIAL)
Background: BSc student at IMPERIAL 
Project: Radiofluorination of germanium substitutes for toxic aryl stannanes used in PET imaging
Whereabouts: Blackrock


Jia Yuan Chng - BSc

JIA

Dates:  Oct 2016 - Dec 2016 (IMPERIAL)
Background: BSc student at IMPERIAL 
Project: Asymmetric desymmetrisation of meso-diols
Whereabouts: Unknown


Nils Floden - MSci

NILS

Dates: Oct 2015 - June 2016
Background: Imperial College MSci Student 
Project: Organocatalytic kinetic resolution of amines by means of sulfonylation
Whereabouts: PhD student at University of Cambridge


Sean Linsdall - MSci

sean

Dates: Oct 2015 - June 2016
Background: Imperial College MSci Student 
Project: Total synthesis of Lophirone H
Whereabouts: PhD student at University of Oxford


Amy Irvine - BSc

Amy

Dates: Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
Background: Imperial College BSc Student 
Project: Non-enzymatic kinetic resolutions of alcohols
Whereabouts: Unknown


Zhang Shuyue - MSci

peter

Dates: Oct 2014 - May 2015
Background: Imperial College MSci (4 Year) Student 
Project: Synthesis of Lophirone-H 
Whereabouts: PhD student at the University of St Andrews


Nico Fessner - MSci

Nico

Dates: Oct 2014 - May 2015
Background: Imperial College MSci (4 Year) Student 
Project: Asymmetric synthesis of phosphorothioate-nucleosides via atropisomeric pyridine-N-oxide catalysis 
Whereabouts: Unknown


Si Jia Lee - BSc

SI JIA

Dates: Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Background: Imperial College BSc Student 
Project: Synthesis of new sulfonylation catalysts
Whereabouts: Unknown


Vivien Tang - MSci

vivientang

Dates: Oct 2013 - May 2014
Background: Imperial College MSci (5 Year) Student who spent her 4th year doing an industrial placement at Firmenich (Geneva)
Project: The novel synthesis of 6-[18F]-DOPA
Whereabouts: Unknown


Aaron Trowbridge - MSci

aarontrowbridge

Dates: Oct 2013 - May 2014
Background: Imperial College MSci (4 Year) Student
Project: Catalytic asymmetric sulfonylation methodology for amines
Whereabouts: PhD student with Prof Matt Gaunt, University of Cambridge


Qian Wen - BSc

qianwen

Dates: Jan 2014 - April 2014 (Spring Term)
Background: Imperial College BSc Student
Project: Dynamic kinetic resolution of alcohols
Whereabouts: Unknown


Hossay Abas - MSci

hossayabas

Dates: Oct 2012 - May 2013
Background: Imperial College MSci (5 Year) Student who spent her 4th year as a year in industry placement in Med Chem at GSK, Stevenage
Project: Towards the total synthesis of Lophirone H via an oxonium-Prins cyclisation
Whereabouts: PhD student in the group


Keith Andrews - MSci

keithandrews

Dates: Oct 2012 - May 2013
Background: Imperial College MSci (5 Year) Student who spent his 4th year as a year in industry placement in Med Chem at GSK, Stevenage
Project: Developing a diastereoselective double ring-closing metathesis reaction towards the total synthesis of (-)-euonyminol and investigating the use of DFT methods for 13C NMR spectra prediction
Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Ross Denton, University of Nottingham


Fiona Li - MSci

fionali

Dates: Oct 2011 - May 2012
Background: Imperial College MSci (4 Year) Student
Project: Synthesis of a novel five residue α-helix protein mimetic LRH-1 antagonist.
Whereabouts: Unknown


Luca Pelazzo - BSc

lucapelazzo

Dates: Jan 2012 - Apr 2012 (Spring Term)
Background: Imperial College BSc Student
Project: Synthesis of the core of Lophirone H via a Prins cyclisation.
Whereabouts: Unknown


George Calvert - BSc

georgecalvert

Dates: Oct 2011 - Dec 2011 (Autumn Term)
Background: Imperial College BSc Student
Project: Synthesis of the core of Lophirone H via a Prins cyclisation.
Whereabouts: Accountant at PWC, London


Wang Hei (Elvis) Ng - BSc

wanghei

Dates: Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 (Autumn Term)
Background: Imperial College BSc (3 Year) Student
Project: Synthesis of Natural Product Cordigol.
Whereabouts: PhD student with Prof Pauline Chiu, The University of Hong Kong


Samantha Lee - BSc

samanthalee

Dates: Jan 2011 - Apr 2011 (Spring Term)
Background: Imperial College BSc (3 Year) Student
Projec t: Kinetic Resolution of Alcohols
Whereabouts: MRes with Prof. Steve Ley, Cambridge, UK.


Cathy Lee - MSci

cathylee

Dates: Oct 2010 - May 2011
Background: Imperial College MSc (4 Year) Student
Project: Studies on the asymmetric retro-Cope elimination reaction
Whereabouts: Unknown


Fleur Ferguson - MSci

fleurferguson

Dates: Oct. 2009 - May 2010.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of trisubstituted tetrahydropyrans as potential anti-cancer leads.
Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Allesio Ciulli at University of Cambridge, UK.


Luca Laraia - MSci

lucalaraia

Dates: Oct 2008 - May 2009.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of potential antagonist of nuclear receptors – next generation anti-cancer agents.
Whereabouts: PhD on CRUK-funded programme at University of Cambridge, UK.


Mungyuen Li - MSci

mungyuenli

Dates: Oct 2008 - May 2009.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Investigations into novel germyl-Stille cr oss-coupling reactions.
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Ian Patterson, University of Cambridge, UK.


Yun Lei Tan - BSc

yunleitan

Dates: Jan 2008 - Apr 2008 (Spring Term)
B ackground: Imperial College London BSc (3 year) student.
Project: Total synthesis of iso-evoninic acid – a component of anti-HIV natural product hypoglaunine B.
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof Benjamin Cravatt, Scripps, La Jolla, California, USA.


Sarah Warren - MSci

sarahwarren

Dates: Oct 2007 - May 2008.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of sansalvamide A and analogues.
Whereabouts: PhD in the Spivey group.


Kiu Hong (Kelvin) Lam - MSci

kiuhong

Dates: Oct 2007 - Nov 2007 (right College).
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Novel solidphase methods for synthesis of human N-myristoyl transferase 1 inhibitors on cancer therapeutics.
Whereabouts: Unknown.


Chirag Patel - MSci

chiragpatel

Dates: Oct 2006 - May 2007.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: The total synthesis of hypoglaunine B.
Whereabouts: PhD with Pr of. Ramon Vilar, Imperial College London, UK.


Chloe Chan - BSc

chloechan

Dates: Jan 2007 - Apr 2007 (Spring Term)
Background: Imperial College London BSci (3 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of 3-aminopyrimidines using Ge-soluble polymers.
Whereabouts: Unknown.


Nancy Lau - BSc

nancylau

Dates: Jan 2007 - Apr 2007 (Spring Term)
Background: Imperial College London BSci (3 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of new chiral organocatalysts for acylative kinetic resolution.
Whereabouts: Unknown.


Robert Phipps - MSci

robertphipps

Dates: Oct 2005 - May 2006.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (5 year) student.
Project: Towards the total asymmetric sysnthesis of (+)-lycorine.
Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Matthew Gaunt, University of Cambridge, UK then Post-doc with Prof. Dean Toste, University of Berkeley, USA.


Karen McCague - MSci

karenmccague

Dates: Oct 2005 - May 2006.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Towards the development of an asymmetric Kornblum de LaMare rearrangement
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Alan Armstrong, Imperial College London, UK the Post-doc with Prof Keith James, Scripps, USA.


Gemma Veitch - MSci

gemmaveitch

Dates: Oct 2004 - May 2005.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (5 year) student.
Project: Studies towards a model thiol for studying cysteine interactions with nitric oxide.
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK. Postdoc with Prof. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University, Boston, USA.


Daniel Vandenburg - BSc

danielvandenburg

Dates: Jan 2005 - Apr 2005.
Background: Imperial College London BSc (3 year) student.
Project: Chiral N-oxides via rhenium catalysed deoxygenative kinetic resolution.
Whereabouts: MPhil, University of York, UK then PhD, University of bath, UK.


Quentin Jackson - MSci

quentinjackson

Dates: Oct 2003 - May 2004.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Chiral N-oxides via rhenium catalysed deoxygenative kinetic resolution.
Whereabouts: Unknown.


Harminder Mudhar - MSci

harmindermudhar

Dates: 2003 - 04.
Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
Project: New approaches to a-functionalised chiral acids via a-lactone formation
Whereabouts: GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow, Essex.


Chris Yau - BSc

chrisyau

Dates: Jan 2004 - Apr 2004.
Background: Imperial College London BSc (3 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of new chiral organocatalysts for acy lative kinetic resolution.
Whereabouts: Unknown.


Matthew Helm - MSci

matthewhelm

Dates: Oct 2002 - May 2003.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of a novel safety-catch analytical construct for solid phase organic synthesis
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof Joe Harrrity, University of Sheffield, UK.


Simon Meek - MSci

simonmeek

Dates: Oct 2002 - May 2003.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Development of a stereoselective aldol-ring-closing metathesis (RCM) approach to the synthesis of a highly oxygenated Celastraceae sesquiterpenoid cores.
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof Joe Harrrity, University of Sheffield, UK. Postdoc with Prof. Amir Hoveyda, Boston College, USA.


Chris Drake - MSci

chrisdrake

Dates: Oct 2001 - May 2002.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of antagonists of the allergic response.
Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Joachim Steinke, Imperial College London, UK.


Catherine Simmonds - MSci

catherinesimmonds

Dates: Oct 2001 - May 2002.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of a solid supported atropisomeric chiral DMAP.
Whereabouts: MerckSharpeDohme, Terlings Park, Harlow, UK. GSK, Stevenage, UK.


Karen Taggart - MSci

karentaggart

Dates: Oct 2001 - May 2002.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of a novel safety-catch analytical construct for solid phase organic synthesis
Whereabouts: Unknown.


Ben Greener

bengreener

Dates: Oct 2000 - May 2001.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Development of a new Zr-mediated asymmetric epoxidation for tertiary allylic alcohols.
Whereabouts: Pfizer Global Research and Development, Sandwich, UK.


Susan H. Hancock - MSci

susanhhancock

Dates: Oct 2000 - May 2001.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Towards the synthesis of a model thiol for studying cysteine interactions with niitric oxide.
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Ben Davis, University of Oxford, UK. Postdoc with Prof Steve Withers, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


Stuart Cameron - MSci

stuartcameron

Dates: Oct 1999 - May 2000.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Towards the synthesis of a protein sulfenic acid model.
Whereabouts: Air Traffic Control, Bournemouth.


Chris Gripton -MSci

chrisgripton

Dates: Oct 1999 - May2000.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Germyl linker cleavage by Stille-type cross-coupling.
Whereabouts: PhD in the Spivey group.


Andrew Watts - MSci

andrewwatts

Dates: Oct 1999 - May 2000.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Model studies for the total synthesis of Lycorine.
Whereabouts: AstraZeneca Charnwood, Loughborough, UK.


Catherine Brear - MSci

catherinebrear

Dates: Oct 1998 - May 1999.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Investigations into palladium catalysed biaryl ether formation and catalysis using DMAP-N-oxides.
Whereabouts: AstraZeneca, Alderley Park, UK.


Lindsey Sprigens - MSci

lindsey Sprigens

Dates: Oct 1998 - May 1999.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Towards the synthesis of a protein sulfenic acid model.
Whereabouts: Ministry of Defence (MOD), London.


Rebecca Glen - MSci

rebeccaglen

Dates: Oct 1997 - May 1998.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of atropisomeric derivatives of DMAP.
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof David Hodgson, University of Oxford, UK. Postdoc with Prof Alois Furstner, Mulheim, Germany. Research Chemist at Peakdale Molecular, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Cheshire, UK.


Iain Lingard - MSci

iainlingard

Dates: Oct 1997 - May 1998.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Synthesis of 3-substituted 2- pyridones, their [4+4]-photodimerisation and subsequent asymmetric desymmetrisation
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Mark Bradley, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.


Steven Tierney - MSci

steventierney

Dates: Oct 1996 - May 1997.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Aziridination of alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and studies towards thiohydroximate to primary hydroxylamine reduction.
Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Steve Moratti, University of Cambridge, UK. Chemist at Merck New Business Speciality Chemicals, Poole, UK.


Benjamin Andrews - MSci

benjaminandrews

Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: [4+4]-Photodimer asymmetrisation - a new route to functionalised a-amino acids
Whereabouts: PhD in the Spivey group.


Juliet Kay Barrell (now Simpson) - MSci

julietkaybarrell

Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Developmen t of an enantiomeric switching protocol.
Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol, UK. Chemist at GSK, Stevenage, UK.


Andrew Bissell - MSci

andrewbissell

Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Development of an improved route to low temp erature fluorescent sensors
Whereabouts: MPhil in the Spivey group.


Martin Neilson - MSci

martinneilson

Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Catalysis of dehydrative cyclisation by cobalt(II) carboxylates.
Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Ian McLure, University of Sheffield, UK.


Helen L.Y. Yah - MSci

helenly

Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
Background: University of Sheffiel d MSci (4 year) student.
Project: Development of a new reagent for the aziridination of alpha, beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds.
Whereabouts: Unknown.