© 2019 by Ruth Webster

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November 2019

  • Welcome to Dr Samantha Lau, the new PDRA in our group!

  • We have a fully funded AZ iCASE PhD studentship available to start in September 2020! 

October 2019

  • Ruth gives a talk at the SCI New Synthetic Methods meeting in London

  • Welcome to Jonny, Hugh and Ali, who join the group for their MChem projects

August 2019

  • Tom Linford-Wood returns to the group for his PhD!

  • Cei is awarded funds by the RSC International Mobility Fund to continue his DFT studies for another 3 months!

July 2019

  • Nathan defends his thesis and is off to TU Berlin to join Christian Muller for a post doc!

  • We welcome Benjamin Rondeau to the group for a summer placement.

June 2019

  • Ruth is an invited speaker at Euroboron 8 in Montpellier.

 

May 2019

  • Cei is off to TU Darmstadt to undertake a three month placement with Dr. Vera Krewald!

  • Alex, Dave, Steve and Tom have all finished their research projects in the group- great job guys!

  • Kim successfully defends her PhD thesis.

April 2019

  • Dani wins a prize for her talk at the RSC Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Discussion group meeting!

  • Ruth, Dani, Callum and Adam attend the IRMDG meeting in Manchester, with Dani and Callum giving talks and Adam presenting a poster.

  • Cei gives a talk at the NuSec Conference at the University of Surrey.

March 2019

  • There is a PDRA position available in the group! See bath.ac.uk/jobs. The position is available for 33 months. Closing date 28th April.

February 2019

  • Welcome to Tom Linford-Wood, who joins us from the Catalysis CDT for his Research Sabbatical 1 project.

January 2019

  • Ruth gives a seminar at Heriot-Watt University.

December 2018

  • Nathan and Maia's work on transfer hydrogenation, in collaboration with Professor Stuart Macgregor and Sam Neale at Heriot-Watt, is accepted for publication in JACS!

 

November 2018

  • Ruth gives seminars at the University of Oxford, the Gordon Stone Symposium (Bristol) and the 6th Japan-UK Symposium on Asymmetric Catalysis (Fukuoka University).

 

October 2018

  • Welcome to Adam Barrett who joins the group for his PhD!

  • Welcome to Alex, Dave and Steve who join the group for their MChem projects!

September 2018

  • Ruth gives a seminar at QMUL.

  • Cei starts a sabbatical on a NuSec funded project awarded to Cei, Ruth and Dr. Alf Hill in Chemical Engineering.

August 2018

  • Nathan's work on disphosphine synthesis is published in Chem. Commun.!

  • Andrew King successfully defends his PhD thesis! Well done Andrew!

  • Nathan gives a talk at the ICCC in Sendai, Japan, while Callum presents a poster.

  • Nathan also presents his work at the 68th Conference of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry.

  • Ruth, Cei and Dr. Alf Hill have been awarded funds by NuSec, with additional financial support from the UKAEA, to investigate the use of ReactIR to detect tritium levels in water.

 

July 2018

  • Nathan gives two poster presentations at the ICOMC in Florence.

 

June 2018

  • Nathan gave his final year talk at the annual departmental Bolland Symposium.

 

May 2018

  • Lots has happened in the past few months including....

  • A big welcome to Dr Danila Gasperini who joined the group back in February as our new postdoctoral research associate!

  • Cei wins a poster prize at the 3rd Japan-UK Conference on Coordination Chemistry held at the University of St Andrews from 29th April to 2nd May. Ruth was invited to give a talk at this conference too.

  • Nathan and Cei both gave talks and Callum presented a poster at the RSC Dalton Meeting in Warwick (3rd to 5th April)

  • Nathan received funds from the RSC and the Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust to present his research at conferences this summer.

  • George completes his MChem project in the group- great work George!

 

October 2017

  • George Simmonds joins the group for his MChem project.

 

July 2017

 

June 2017

  • Welcome to Jacob Boswell from the CSCT, who is doing his second MRes project in the group, and Dmitry Gorbachev, who joins us for his summer research project!

 

May 2017

 

April 2017

  • Andrew wins the poster prize at ISACS!

  • Nathan gives a great flash presentation at ISACS, while Ruth chairs the Organometallic Catalysis & Small Molecule Activation session.

  • Andrew is a runner-up at the RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Poster Symposium!

 

March 2017

 

February 2017

  • Ruth presents the group's research at Cardiff University.

  • Ruth presents the group's research at a seminar at the University of Leicester.

 

December 2016

  • Our industry collaboration with CatSci Ltd. results in a publication in Tetrahedron and the off-piste graphical abstract is selected for the front cover!

  • Ruth presents some of our recent research at the UK Catalysis Hub's Earth Abundant Metals Conference.

  • The Webster group claim a glorius victory at the Departmental Christmas Quiz!

 

November 2016

  • Ruth gives a seminar at the University of St. Andrews.

 

October 2016

  • Maia finishes her post doc and makes us all jealous by going travelling for 4 months!

  • Maia and Andrew's synthetic and mechanistic study on intramolecular hydrophosphination is published in ACS Catalysis!

  • Welcome to Oli Discoll who joins the group for his MChem project.

  • Ruth gives a seminar at the University of Nottingham.

  • Cei Provis-Evans joins the group for his PhD!

 

September 2016

  • Ruth gives an invited lecture at the RSC New Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry: UK-China Perspectives meeting at Fudan University, Shanghai.

  • Ruth presents at the 2016 Gregynog Synthesis Meeting.

  • Maia and Kim present their research at EuCheMS Congress in Seville.

 

August 2016

  • Eni and Connor finish their projects in the lab- nice work guys!

  • Ruth presents the group's research at the University of Manchester.

 

July 2016

  • Maia presents her hydroboration research at the ISHC in Kyoto.

  • Eni Minerali (UNCG) and Connor Huntwork (Guildford College, NC) join the group for their NSF REU Program funded summer projects.

  • Kim, Andrew and Nathan attend the ICCC in Brest.

 

June 2016

  • Andrew and Kim are awarded RSC funding to attend conferences over the summer- well done guys!

  • We welcome Kirstie Milne to the group for her Catalysis CDT MRes project.

 

May 2016

  • Nathan wins a poster prize at the annual postgraduate symposium- well done Nathan!

  • We welcome Cei Provis-Evans to the group for his CSCT MRes project.

 

April 2016

  • Ruth is awarded a Royal Society Research Grant

  • Maia starts work on an Impact Acceleration project with CatSci Ltd investigating industrial applications for iron hydrophosphination catalysis.

 

March 2016

  • Maia and Ruth present the group's research at the Dalton 2016 conference in Warwick. Kim, Andrew and Nathan present posters, while Ruth also chairs a main group session.

  • Ruth attends the first management committee meeting for the EU COST Action CHAOS (C-H activation in Organic Synthesis).

  • Kim has been awarded departmental funds to attend the ICCC in France.

 

February 2016

  • Kim has been selected to give a talk at the ICCC in July, whilst Andrew and Nathan will be presenting posters- well done guys!

  • Big congratulations to Maia who has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship working with Professor Mike Whittlesey!

 

December 2015

  • Ruth presents the group's research at Pacifichem and has the pleasure of chairing a session on 'Advances in Phosphorus Chemistry'

  • Ruth visits the University of Rochester, NY and gives a departmental seminar.

 

November 2015

  • Ruth presents the group's research at the University of Strathclyde.

 

October 2015

  • Welcome to Nathan Coles who joins the group for his PhD, which focuses on element-H bond activation.

  • Welcome to Callum Woof who starts his MChem project in the group (bravely) working on reaction progress kinetic analysis for one of our iron catalysed reactions.

 

September 2015

  • Andrew's first paper from his PhD, which explores iron nacnac complexes for phosphine dehydrocoupling, is published in Chemistry - A European Journal!

 

August 2015

  • Jade and Amber leave the group having completed some fantastic summer research!

  • Ruth is awarded funds from the RSC International Mobility scheme to collaborate with Professor Michael Neidig at the University of Rochester.

 

July 2015

  • Welcome to Jade Izaguirre and Amber Kozak who have joined the group for summer projects funded through the NSF REU Program. Both are working on iron coordination chemistry.

  • Ruth and Maia attend the NSCCS workshop on applied computational chemistry for synthetic chemists.

 

June 2015

  • Ruth is awarded a Dalton Division bursary to present research at a joint UK-Canada symposium at the CSC in Ottawa.

 

May 2015

  • Congratulations to Sarah who completes our 2015 Dalton hat trick- her copper malonamide summer research has just been published!

  • Our MChem project students, Jonathan, Faye and Sarah, have finished their research in the lab- great work guys!

 

April 2015

  • Welcome to Dr. Maialen Espinal who joins the group as our new PDRA! Maia completed her PhD at the University of Oviedo where her research focussed on Re coordination chemistry.

  • Ruth's work with Robin Bedford is published in Angewandte!

  • Our bulky malonamide research is selected as a Research Highlight by the National Mass Spectrometry Facility.

 

March 2015

 

February 2015

  • Congratulations to Caleb, whose paper from his summer project (funded by the NSF REU programme) on the use of monophosphines in iron-catalysed Negishi cross-coupling, has been accepted as part of a thematic issue on 'Earth Abundant Element Compounds in Homogeneous Catalysis' in Dalton Transactions!

  • Ruth presents the group's research at the RSC South & West Regional Meeting in Reading while Kim presents a poster on her hydrophosphination research.

 

January 2015

 

October 2014

  • Welcome to Andrew, who joins the group for his PhD.

  • Welcome to our new undergraduate project students Jonathan, Faye and Sarah (who liked her summer research so much, she decided to come back for more!)

  • All are working on transformations using first row transition metals

 

September 2014

  • Sarah completes a fantastic summer project in the group; developing lots of awesome copper catalysis and getting some nice crystal structures.

  • Leighton finished his MRes project in the group "Activated amides for the synthesis of metallopolymers"

  • Ruth presents the group's research at MICRA 2014.

 

August 2014

  • Kim's first paper from her PhD, investigating iron catalysts for hydrophosphination, is published in ChemComm!

  • Caleb and Madison finish in the lab and present their research at a department seminar- great work guys!

 

July 2014

  • Undergraduate student, Vikki Evans, has the research from her final year project accepted for publication in Tetrahedron!

  • Our malonamide polymerisation research is published in ChemComm! This work is part of our collaboration with CatScI Ltd.

  • Welcome to Sarah, who joins the lab funded through an RSC Nuffield summer studentship. Sarah is designing some copper catalysts and using them for the synthesis of small organic molecules.

  • Kim presents her research at the ICOMC in Sapporo, Japan.

  • Welcome to Caleb and Madison from North Carolina. They will be spending the summer in the lab doing some first row TM catalysis (and travelling around Europe in their spare time!)

  • Ruth presented two posters (on Kim and Vikki's research) at the ISHC in Ottawa.

 

June 2014

  • Ruth is off to UBC to investigate new catalysts for hydroamination.

 

May 2014

  • Welcome to Leighton from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, who is undertaking his MRes project in the group. Leighton is investating new monomers for the synthesis of polyesters and metallopolyesters and will be studying the physical properties of these polymers.

 

March 2014

  • Kim presented her research at the Dalton 14 meeting in Warwick.

  • Sarah Bent will join the group having been awarded one of only 50 RSC Nuffield Summer Research Bursaries! She will be designing some new catalysts for organic synthesis.

  • Vikki and Sam have finished their final year research projects- well done and good luck in your final exams!

 

February 2014

  • Ruth has been awarded funding from the International Researcher Mobility Scheme to investigate the potential of N,O chelates to ligate to iron. This work will be carried out in collaboration with Professor Laurel Schafer at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

 

January 2014

  • Many thanks to the RSC Research Fund for award of a small grant to expand our research into the novel reactivity of bulky amides.

 

December 2013

 

October 2013

  • Welcome to Kim Gallagher who is starting her PhD in the group! Kim is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and already has one publication from her time at the Argonne National Laboratory. She is currently developing new methods for catalytic hydrophosphination.

  • Welcome to Vikki and Sam, both starting undergraduate research projects in the lab. Vikki is investigating a novel Cu-catalysed deprotection strategy whilst Sam is looking into stoichiometric transformations with Fe.