Current Group Members

Alexander J. Nicholls


Final year PhD student
Alex

Alexander Nicholls (1994) was raised in Cambridge, UK. He completed his M. Chem (Hons) undergraduate studies at the University of Durham, graduating in 2016. His masters project, under the supervision of Prof. Ian Baxendale, involved research in understanding and developing applications of copper-mediated phenolic nitrosylation and in this context, the Baudisch reaction. He is currently studying for a PhD.

Michele Ruggeri


Final year PhD student
Michele

Michele Ruggeri was born in Rome and raised in Alatri. He studied chemistry at the Università la Sapienza di Roma, after the BSc in chemistry he completed a MSc in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Armandodoriano Bianco, carrying out a thesis regarding the synthesis of DNA G-quadruplex ligands. He is currently studying for a PhD.

Guido Gambacora


3rd year PhD student
Guido

Guido Gambacorta (1993) was born in Foggia, Italy, and graduated in Industrial Chemistry in 2015 from the University of Milan. He is currently completing his Masters degree in Chemical Sciences at the University of Milan. His project, guided by Prof Daniele Passarella, focuses on the synthesis of bioactive compounds, especially inhibitors of the smoothened protein. He is currently studying for a PhD.



Wenjuan Xue

Visiting phd student
Wenjuan

My name is Wenjuan Xue, and I am from China, a fifth year graduate student in the Key Laboratory of Plant Resources and Chemistry of Arid Zone, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. I am on placement through a Chinese government through (CSC) China-UK joint exchange program.

Valter Eduardo Murie

Visiting Student
Valter

Valter Eduardo Murie is a PhD student at University of São Paulo (Brazil). His research is focused in regioselective functionalization of heterocycles using organometallic reagents in batch and flow conditions to synthesize compounds of medicinal interest. He is in Durham as a PhD visiting student from BEPE-FAPESP.

Eilish S. Bonner


1st year PhD student
Eilish

Eilish Bonner (1996) was born and raised in Donegal, Ireland. She graduated from Queens University Belfast with a BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Placement in June 2019..



Charles Bond

Durham MChem student
Charles

I was born and brought up in Oxford. I have one brother and many pets as my mum is a vet. I am just beginning my 4th year research project looking into synthetic methods for the preparation of biologically potent molecules via more economical and sustainable processes. I enjoy playing hockey and badminton for St Mary's College and also like cycling and playing golf at the weekend.

Cailan R. D. McMurrough

Durham MChem student
Cailan

Cailan was born in 1997, and raised in Otley, near Leeds. Currently completing his Masters Project for his MChem at Durham regarding the synthesis of ibuprofen.

Lucy Snell

Durham MChem student
Lucy

Lucy Snell (1997) was raised in Scarborough, Yorkshire. She is currently completing her Masters project for MChem in Durham under the supervision of Prof. Ian Baxendale.



Camila Rodrigues de Souza Bertallo


Postdoctral Associate
Camila

We are excited that Camila will be joining from Brazil and will update her profile soon.

Yingfeng (Linda) Zhang

Masters by Research student
Linda

Linda was born in Beijing in China. She recently finished her BSc Natural Sciences degree at Durham University and is looking forward to starting her Research Master project with the Baxendale group.

Laure Brugire

Internship student
Laure

Laure is a french student in the first year of her Organic Chemistry Master Degree at the University of Clermont Auvergne, France. She will be spending her internship period working on flow chemistry. She also enjoys American TV Shows and hiking.



Theau Bunel

Internship student
Theau

My name is Theau, I am a 2nd year student at the University Institute of Technology of Le-Mans in France. I started studies in chemistry with the goal of working as an aeronautical or aerospace propulsion engineer abroad later. I will be spending my end-of-studies work placement time at the University of Durham from April 2020 to July 2020. I also enjoy photography, skiing and playing golf.

Francesca Tentori

Internship student
Francesca

Francesca Tentori was born in Como (Italy) in 1992. She obtained her Master degree in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) in 2016 and started a PhD program in Industrial Chemistry in 2017 in the same University under the supervision of prof. E. Brenna. Her main field of research concerns chemo-enzymatic synthesis of biologically active molecules such as flavours and fragrances under continuous-flow conditions.




 
 Past Group Members

Qin Han Teo

Visiting Student
Qin Han

Visting from HKPolyU.

Antoine Legato

Visiting Erasmus Student
Antoine

University of École Centrale de Marseille.

Coralie Courtin

Visiting Student
Coralie

University of Le Mans (France).

Anna Maria Lozza

Visiting Erasmus Student
AnnaMLozza

University of Perugia (Italy).

Liesa Röder

Visiting Erasmus Student
Liesa

Free University of Berlin.

Henry S. Gould

Durham University 4th year student
Henry

Durham University

Oliver M. Griffiths

Durham University 4th year student
Oliver

Durham University

Ben M. J. Lancaster

Durham University 4th year student
Ben

Durham University

Emelina Lopes

Visiting Student
Emelina

Nuffield Research Placement student

Caitlin O’Donnell

Visiting Student
Caitlin

Nuffield Research Placement student

Vincee Lumagod

Visiting Student
Vincee

Nuffield Research Placement student

Martin H. Diekmann

Visiting Student
Martin

Heinrich-Heine University, Germany

Saveh A. Djalali

Visiting student
Seveh

Heinrich-Heine University, Germany

Oliver M. Griffiths

Summer placement 2018
Oliver

Durham University

Laura K. Smith

PhD 2014-2018
Laura

Durham University

Dr Marcus Baumann

Postdoc 2013-2017
Marcus

Durham University

Ella Halcrow

Visting student 2017
Ella

Durham University Summer Student.

Abbie Corrigan

Visting student
Abbie

Nuffield Research Scheme 2017.

Will Orukotan

Visting student
Will

Nuffield Research Scheme 2017.

Chloe Shilling

Visting student
Chloe

Nuffield Research Scheme 2017.

Giulia Francesca Grelli

Visting student 2017
Giulia

University of Camerino (Italy).

Guido Gambacora

Visting student 2017
Guido

University of Milan (Italy).

Frederik Mortzfeld

Visting student 2017
Freddy

University of Duesseldorf (Germany).

Sophie Lapraille

Visting student 2017
Sophie

University of UNamur (Belgium).

Lauriane Peyrical

Visting student 2017
Lauriane

Ecole Centrale Marseille (France).

Anna Maria Lozza

Visting student 2017
AnnaMaria

University of Perugia (Italy).

Hannah Broderick

NatSci student 2017
Hannah

Durham University

Cornelie Demeure

MChem student 2017
Cornelie

Durham University

Ishika Saha

MChem student 2017
Ishika

Durham University

Michael Thomas

MChem student 2017
Mike

Durham University

Rohan Vaze

MSc 2016-2017
Rohan

Durham University

Dr James Sharley

PhD 2013-2016
James

Durham University

Dr Laurens Brocken

PhD 2012-2016
Laurens

Durham University

Te Hu

CSC Exchange 2014-2016
Te

Central South University (China).

Sabrina Tassini

Visiting PhD 2016
Sabrina

University of Parma (Italy).

Jonathan Cressonnier

Internship 2017
Johnathan

ESCOM (France)

Yildiz Taşdan

Erasmus+ 2016
Yildiz

Istanbul University (Turkey).

Dr Carl Mallia

PhD 2012-2016
Carl

Durham University

Fabien Deplante

Vistiting student 2016
Fabien

Ecole Centrale de Marseille (France).

Ryan Marsden

MChem 2015-2016
Ryan

Durham University

Alexander Nicholls

MChem 2015-2016
Alex

Durham University

Dr Paolo Filipponi

PostDoc 2014-2015
Paolo

Durham University

Seger Van Mileghem

Visiting PhD 2015-2016
Seger

University of Leuven (Belgium).

Russel Wood

Summer student 2015
Russell

Durham University

Edward J. Mitchell

Summer Student 2015
Ed

Durham University

Dr Christian Stanetty

Postdoc 2013-2015
Christian

Vienna University of Technology (Austria).

Matteo Bergami

Exchange student 2014
MatteoB

University of Pavia (Italy).

Graham Miller

MChem student 2014
Christian

Durham University

Josh Goswell

MChem student 2014
Josh

Durham University

Sam Spring

MChem student 2014
Sam

Durham University

Yong Nui

Exchange student 2015
Yong

Eindhoven University of Technology.

Teppo Leino

Visiting phD student 2014
Teppo

University of Helsinki (Finland).

Lukas Englert

Erasmus Student 2014
francesco

University of Würzburg (Germany).

Jaime Mckeown

Summer Student 2014
Jamie

Nuffield Summer Placement.

Steven Jupp

Summer Student 2014
Steven

Nuffield Summer Placement.

Francesco Calogero

Visiting student 2012-2013
francesco

University of Milano (Italy).

Ben Thompson

MChem student 2012-2013
Ben

University of Durham

Carys L. Thomas

Summer student 2013
Carys

University of Durham

Paolo Filipponi

Visiting PhD student 2012-2013
Paolo

Universitá di Perugia (Italy).

Antonio M Rodríguez

Visiting PhD student 2012-2013
Antonio

University of Castilla La-Mancha (Spain).

Benjamin Wallis

MChem student 2013-2014
Benjamin

University of Durham

Callum Foden

MChem student 2013-2014
Callum

University of Durham

Adam Fairley

MChem student 2013-2014
Adam

University of Durham