Dr Michael Bingham (2022 - Current)
Michael completed his MSci degree from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 2016. Michael completed his PhD in 2020 under the supervision of Prof. A. Mills, also at QUB, where he investigated gas phase photocatalytic flow systems. After a brief postdoc with Prof. Mills investigating novel colorimetric sensors and 3D-printed photocatalytic films, Michael then moved to the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 2021. At UT he worked with Prof. N. Lynd on polymerization kinetics and Prof. E. Anslyn on novel oligourethane synthesis. His current research focuses on hypervalent iodine mediated oxidation reactions. Michael’s main interests are in the field of physical-organic chemistry using python as a tool for coding for chemistry.
Gavin Lennon (2019 - Current)
Gavin graduated with First Class Honors in Chemistry with One Year in Industry from Queen’s University Belfast in 2019. During his undergraduate studies he completed a 12 month internship at Seagate Technology and a short placement in the Knipe Lab at QUB. His current research focuses on elucidating the reaction mechanisms of homogenously catalyzed organic reactions and developing new ways to monitor reaction kinetics.
Previous Group Members
Gavin Irvine (2021 - 2021)
Gavin graduated with First Class Honours in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry and External Placement from the University of St Andrews in 2017. He completed his Year in Industry in Hull working on Nurofen products at RB. He then started a PhD with Dr Efrosyni Themistou at QUB looking at biocompatible amphiphilic block copolymers for drug/DNA delivery. His current research focuses on advanced techniques for the prediction of kinetics in homogenous catalysis.
Aaron McNeill (2020 - 2021)
Aaron graduated with First Class Honors in Chemistry from Queen's University Belfast in 2016, and completed his PhD thesis under Prof. Andrew Mills on the development and testing of ultrathin flexible photocatalytic films. His current research focuses on advanced techniques for the prediction of kinetics in homogeneous catalysis.
Fáinché Murphy (2020 - 2021)
Fáinché is a final year Masters student undertaking a project to investigate the mechanism of Cu(l)-Catalysed Couplings of Diazo Compounds With Terminal Alkynes. She recently completed a 12 month placement with Almac Sciences. If you can’t find her in the lab she’s most likely pulling pints in her family’s public bar.
Christina O'Boyle (2019 - 2020)
Thomas McKenna (2019 - 2020)
Andrew Carrick (2018 - 2019)