Alumni

Previous group members (postdoctoral)

Dr. Gregory Smith – Postdoctoral Research Associate at Niels Bohr institute, U. Copenhagen in Denmark.

Dr. Liam Ratcliffe – Now a research scientist at Unilever Colworth.

Dr. Kate Thompson – Now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Manchester, see here for the website.

Dr. Renhua Deng – Now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Durham.

Dr. Sarah Canning – Now working at FujiFilm.

Dr. Lizzy Jones – Now a postdoctoral researcher at DSM Research.

Dr. Vicki Cunningham – Synthetic polymer chemist at Scott Bader Ltd.

Dr. Mark Williams – Worked at Inline Health and Beauty, Yorkshire. Then rejoined Armes group for six months in 2016. Now a secondary school teacher at Notre Dame school in Sheffield.

Dr. Nicholas Warren – University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds, see here for his profile.

Dr. Lee Fielding – Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Manchester, see here for his group website.

Dr. N. Cheng – Returned to China to seek a research position.

Dr. Beulah McKenzie – Now working at the Technical University of Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

Dr. Kay Doncom – Now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Warwick.

Dr. David Growney – Research Chemist at The Lubrizol Corporation.

Dr. O. O. Mykhaylyk – Now a senior scientist in the Chemistry Department at U. Sheffield, see here

Dr. A. Hanisch – Now working at Kodak in Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. X. Xue – Now working as a post-doc at U. Nottingham, UK.

Dr. M. Kocik – Now working for FujiFilm in Broadstairs.

Dr. C. Gonzato – Now an Assistant Lecturer at his former University in France.

Dr. J.-J. Yuan – Seconded visiting scientist. Now returned to her University in China.

Dr. E. Themistou – Now a Lecturer at Queen’s University in Belfast.

Dr. M. Semsarilar – Now a post-doc at U. Montpelier, France.

Dr. D. Zehm – Now an employee at a Fraunhofer Institute near Berlin.

Dr. V. Ladmiral – Now a Lecturer at the University of Montpellier.

Dr. P. Chambon – Now a post-doc at U. Liverpool.

Dr. H. Zou – Now a post-doc in Germany at U. Mainz.

Dr. G. Yow – Now a post-doc at the University of Leeds, UK.

Dr. S. Edmondson – Lecturer at Loughborough University. Moved to U. Manchester in 2014.

Dr. P. Topham –Reader in polymer chemistry at Aston University.

Dr. J. Tonnar – Permanent position at Ciba Specialities, France. Now at Adocia, France.

Dr. A. M. Ali – Post-doctoral fellow, first at Dept. of Chemistry, UEA, then at Dept. of Chemistry, Liverpool, now at Nanoco, based in Manchester.

Dr. L. He – Post-doctoral fellow, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA.

Dr. J. J. Yuan – University lecturer at Hubei University, Wuhan, China. Now working at Dainippon Ink company in Japan.

Dr. P. Pareek – Senior scientist at ‘Smart Holograms’ based in Cambridgeshire.

Dr. C. D. Vo – Post-doctoral fellow at the School of Pharmacy, U. Manchester, UK. Now working for Nanoco based in Manchester.

Dr. J. Du – Humboldt Fellowship at a German University. Returned to U. Sheffield as a post-doc. Moved to a post-doc at U. Cambridge. Accepted a Professorship at Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Dr. S. Fujii – Lecturer at the Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan.

Dr. Y. Li – Post-doctoral fellow for two years at the University of Southern Mississippi, USA. Moved back to U. Sheffield as a post-doc. Now a post-doc at U. Washington, Seattle.

Dr. C. Li – Post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University, Canada.

Dr. Y. Cai – Assistant Professor at Beijing University in China.

Dr. Y. Tang – Research chemist at Biocompatibles Ltd. (now BGT), Farnham, Surrey.

Dr. C. Burguiere – Research chemist at Essilor, Paris, France.

Dr. R. Narain – First a post-doctoral fellow at U. Washington, Seattle. Then a Assistant Professor at Laurentian University in Canada. Now an Associate Professor at U. Alberta.

Dr. M. G. Han – Now a post-doctoral fellow at Clemsen University, South Carolina, USA.

Dr. X. Chen – Now an Associate Professor at Nanjing University in China.

Dr. Y. Ma – Now a Lecturer in the Dept. of Pharmacy at London Metropolitan University.

Dr. J. Amalvy – Now working for CIDEPINT research institute in La Plata, Argentina.

Dr. H. Bouchekif – Worked for a nanomaterials start-up company (Nanoledge SA) in Montpellier, France. Moved to Canada for a post-doc with Prof. R. Narain (see below).

Dr. M. J. Percy – Worked as an emulsion polymer chemist at ICI (Vinamul) in Geleen, Holland.

Dr. S. Liu – Post-doctoral fellow at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, USA. Now a Professor at the University of Science and Technology in Anhui, China.

Dr. M. Save – Initially a Lecturer in Polymer Science at a French University. Now a CNRS appointment at the University of Pau, France.

Dr. M. V. Paz de Banez – Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Seville, Spain.

Dr. C. Perruchot – Initially a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Surrey. Now a Lecturer at University of Paris 7, France.

Dr. E. Kramer – Technical Sales and Marketing, Clariant, Germany.

Dr. X. S. Wang – Initially a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Then a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada. Now an RCUK fellow at the University of Leeds.

Dr. C. Barthet – Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory of ceramics and advanced composites, Le Ripault, CEA, Monts, France.

Dr. L. I. Gabaston – Synthetic Polymer Chemist at Vinamul Ltd, Surrey. Now a school teacher in France.

Dr. M. I. Goller – Senior Research Scientist at Quadrant Holdings, Cambridge.

Dr. G. P. McCarthy – Initially a Post-doctoral Fellow at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bath. Then moved to Carr Ltd., Birmingham.

Dr. C. S. Patrickios – Initially University Lecturer in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering at UMIST. Now a Professor at the University of Cyprus.

Dr. M. D. Butterworth – Initially a Post-doctoral Fellow at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nottingham. Now working in the IT sector.

Dr. M. Ellerby – Initially a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Dept. of Chemistry, University of Manchester. Now a University Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry, University of Philippines.

Dr. S. E. Davies – Initially a Post-doctoral Fellow in Polymer Group at Durham University. Now working as a secondary school chemistry teacher.

Dr. J. Mykytiuk – Initially joined Hoechst Celanese as a senior polymer chemist. Now at Oxford Diversity, Oxford.

PhD Students

V. J. Cunningham – First a post-doc in the Armes group. Now working at Scott Bader Ltd in Wollaston.

E. R. Jones – Initially a post-doc in the Armes group. Now working at DSM (Geleen, The Netherlands) as an industrial post-doc from Jan 2017.

D. J. Growney – Now working at Lubrizol in Hazelwood, Derbyshire.

A. Harvey – Now a post-doc at Sheffield Hallam University.

L. P. D. Ratcliffe – First a post-doc in the Armes group. Now working at Unilever Colworth.

M. S. Williams – Initially a post-doc in the Armes group, then worked for Inline Health and Beauty, Yorkshire. Returned to the Armes group as a post-doc for five months and is now a trainee secondary schoolteacher in Sheffield at Notre Dame.

P. C. (Simon) Yang – First a post-doc in the Armes group. Now working for Nuplex Resins, London.

A. J. Morse – Initially a post-doc in the Armes group. Then an employee of Farapack Polymers. Now working for Xaar in the area of 3D printing.

K. M. (Albert) Au – First a post-doc at UNC (Chapel Hill) in the USA. Then a post-doc at U. Leeds, UK.

L. A. Fielding – First a post-doc in the Armes group. Now a Lecturer in Materials at U. Manchester, UK.

K. L. Thompson – Now working as a part-time post-doc at U. Manchester for Dr. L. A. Fielding.

N. J. Warren – Initially a post-doc in the Armes group. Now a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at U. Leeds, UK.

J. A. Balmer – Initially, a post-doc scientist in the Armes group for six months. Now working for EDF at a nuclear power station in Gloucestershire.

J. Rosselgong – Now a post-doc at U. Bordeaux, France

A. Blanazs – Initially a post-doc scientist at U. Sheffield. Now a research scientist at BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany).

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J. Madsen –  Now working at U. Copenhagen in Denmark.

E. S. Read –Initially worked at Dow Chemicals, near Stockport. Now working for Vesuvius near Rotherham.

D. Dupin – ICI-funded post-doc in Armes group at U. Sheffield. Then an industrial post-doc at Cytec Speciality Chemicals seconded into Armes group. Now a permanent staff member at CIDETEC, a biomaterials research institute in San Sebastien, Spain.

A. Schmid – Now working for CHT, a textile coatings company in Tubingen, Germany.

C. D. Turner – Synthetic polymer chemist at IMT (a fuel cells company based near Sheffield).

P. D. Iddon – Initially a synthetic polymer chemist at Smith and Nephew (York). Now working for Neotherix, a spin-out company based in York.

L. N. Pilon – First a research chemist for the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). Now at PERA.

J. V. M. Weaver – Industrial post-doctoral fellow at Unilever Research, Port Sunlight. Then a Temporary Lecturer at U. Liverpool, before a tenured Lecturer at Imperial College, London.

X. Bories-Azeau – Research chemist with DuPont Teijin Films at Wilton, Middlesborough.

K. L. Robinson – Initially a post-doctoral fellow at the Melville Laboratory, University of Cambridge. Now working at Schlumberger in Cambridgeshire.

F. L. G. Malet – Research chemist with TotalFinaElf working at CERDATO in Serquigny, France. Now working for Arkema in Lyon.

E. J. Lobb – First completed a PGCE teacher training course at Sussex University. Now a science teacher at Lancing College.

S. A. Furlong – Initially a Production Manager at Rentokil, East Grinstead. Now a qualified chartered accountant.

M. A. Khan – Initially IT consultant at PriceWaterhouse Coopers, London. Then an IT consultant at J. P. Morgan in Bournemouth. Now working for Bitcoin.

L. Bailey – Patent attorney at Frank B. Dehn & Co., Brighton.

E. J. Ashford – Formulation chemist at Zeneca Agrochemicals, Kent. Moved to Syngenta, first at Jealots Hill, Berkshire then transferred to Switzerland to be in charge of worldwide purchasing.

G.-F. Unali – Senior research scientist at Unilever Research, Port Sunlight Laboratory, Wirral.

V. Bütün – Returned to Turkey to take up a Lectureship in Polymer Chemistry at Osmangazi University. Now a full Professor at the same institution.

R. Corradi – Initially a Product Development Chemist at Crosfield, Warrington. Now working in IT in London.

D. B. Cairns – Initially a post-doctoral fellow in the Dept. of Applied Physics, Linkoping, Sweden. Then a secondary school teacher on the Isle of Wight. Now working as an Assistant Professor at the Emirates College for Advanced Education in the United Arab Emirates.

J. Purcell – Senior Scientist at British Sugar Ltd., Norfolk.

M. R. Simmons – Initially a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UMIST. Now at Hexcel Ltd., Cambridge.

M. Vamvakaki – Returned to Greece to take up an industrial position then took a post-doctoral position at the University of Cyprus. Now an Associate Professor in Materials Science at the University of Crete.

A. B. Lowe – Initially a Biocompatibles-funded Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sussex Polymer Group. Then a post-doctoral fellow in the Dept. of Polymer Science at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesberg, USA. Then a Professor at the University of NSW, Australia. Now a Professor at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

S. F. Lascelles – Initially a post-doctoral Fellow in the Sussex Polymer Group. Then a Senior Emulsion Polymerisation Chemist at Synthomer, Harlow, UK. Now the owner of the East London Brewing Company.

M. French – Employed by Micron Semi-Conductors, Lancing, W. Sussex.

C. Forder – Initially a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sussex Polymer Group. Then a senior research scientist at Harco Chemicals, Harlow. Now working at Hexcel Ltd. in Cambridge.

F. L. Baines – Initially a Surface/Interface scientist, Dow Corning Research, Barry, South Wales. Then worked at Unilever Research, Port Sunlight Laboratory, Wirral. Then embarked on an MSc in Applied Statistics at Sheffield Hallam University. Now back part-time at Unilever Research as a statistician.

P. Beadle – Initially a Post-doctoral Fellow at CNRS in Grenoble, France. Then a formulation chemist at Castrol. Now a senior manager at BP Marine Coatings.

S. Maeda – Senior research scientist at the New Oji Paper Company, Tokyo, Japan. Now a Professor at Tokai University in Japan.

S. Chapman – Initially an Emulsion Polymerisation Chemist for the Total group, Cray Valley, South Wales. Then moved to BP in Barry, South Wales. Now working for Advanced Insulation Systems in Gloucester.

C. DeArmitt – Initially worked for Cooksons Research, Oxford. Then a Post-doctoral Fellow in Stockholm, Sweden, followed by a position at the Institute for Surface Chemistry (YKI) in Stockholm. Worked at Electrolux in Sweden and Italy and for BASF in Germany. Also worked in Southern Mississippi and New York. Now working as a consultant in the USA (Phantom Polymers).

M. Gill – Initially a Formulation Chemist at Germaines Ltd, King’s Lynn. Now working for 3M in the UK.