The group in Autumn 2018
There are currently twenty-eight members of the Gaunt Group: seven postdocs, seventeen PhD students, and four Part III students.
Lab telephone number: +44 (0)1223 336364
This is Ala's 2nd postdoc, the first with Prof. Hartwig at UC Berkeley. She works on photoredox catalysis.
Roopender completed his PhD at the University of Zurich in 2017. He now works on radical photochemistry.
Elena completed her PhD at ICIQ in 2018 with Prof. Echavarren. She works on protein modification with AZ.
Dr Ala Bunescu
Dr Roopender Kumar
Dr M. Elena de Orbe
Yuki completed his PhD at the University of Tokyo in 2014 with Prof. Inoue. He works on HTE.
Javi did the first leg of his Marie Curie postdoc with Prof. Toste at UC Berkeley. He works on photochem.
John completed his PhD at Colorado State with Tomislav Rovis in 2017. He now works on protein modification.
Dr Javier Miró Arenas
Dr John Chu
Dr Yuki Amaoka
Manuel completed his PhD at ICIQ in 2014. He now works on photoredox catalysis in biological systems.
Dr Manuel Nappi
Fourth Year PhD Students:
Will graduated from Imperial in 2016, completing his masters with Dr. Cordier. He works on C-H activation.
Keishi graduated from Oxford in 2015, completing his Pt.II with Prof. Smith. He works on amine photochemistry.
Nils graduated from Imperial in 2016. His masters was with Prof. Spivey. He now works on radical photochemistry.
Connie completed her masters with Dr. Lawrence at Edinburgh in 2016. She now works on C-H activation.
Third Year PhD Students:
Antonio graduated from Nottingham in 2017, completing his masters with Prof. Woodward. He works on HTE.
Patrick graduated from York in 2016, his final year at Roche. He works on photochemical amine synthesis.
Henry graduated from UCD in 2017, with a year at GSK. He now works on new methods for amine synthesis.
Antonio Pedrina McCarthy
J. Henry Blackwell
Sarah did her masters in Geneva in 2017 under Prof. Mazet. She now works on protein photocrosslinkers.
Jesús graduated from Barcelona in 2016, and joined the group for a MPhil. He works on C-H activation.
Jesús Rodrigálvarez García
Second Year PhD Students:
Bo did graduate studies at Penn Uni under Prof. Amos Smith III. He now works on photoredox catalysis.
Vivien completed her masters at TUM with Prof. Bach. She now works on DNA bioconjugation.
First Year PhD Students:
Georgia graduated from Cambridge, with her Part III from the group. She now works on photoredox catalysis.
Oli completed his masters at Durham under Prof. Baxendale. He is part of the SynTech CDT.
Milo did a MChem at Oxford, then an MRes at Imperial under Dr. James Bull. He is part of the SynTech CDT.
Biswarup did his MSc at IIT Bombay with Prof. Maiti. He works on amine synthesis using photochemistry.
Luke did his undergrad at York, with his final year in industry at LifeArk. He now works on photochemistry.
Part III Students:
Sam is from Robinson college and wants to do industrial chemistry. He works on C-H activation with Jesus.
Oli is from Pembroke and wants to do a PhD afterwards. He works with Henry on photochemistry.
Tim is at Queens and plans on a PhD after. He works on photochemical EDA complexes with Manuel.
Katherine is at Queens college and plans to do a PhD after. She works on photoredox catalysis with Ala.