Publications

  1. & (2016). Third generation photovoltaics — Early intervention for circular economy and a sustainable future. Presented at Electronics goes green,, 1-8. Berlin: doi:10.1109/EGG.2016.7829820
  2. & The potential of biochar to remove hydrophobic compounds from model sandy soils. Geoderma 285, 132-140.
  3. & An investigation of trends in precious metal and copper content of RAM modules in WEEE: Implications for long term recycling potential. Waste Management
  4. & Photoinduced charge transfer: from photography to solar energy. Science Progress 100(2), 212-230.
  5. & The development and evaluation of a non-pressurised, chemical oxygen reaction generation vessel and breathing system providing emergency oxygen for an extended duration. Anaesthesia 71(12), 1464-1470.

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Teaching

  • PM-304 Biomolecular Research Project

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  • PMC100 Atoms and Molecules, Chemical Bonding and Structure; an Introduction for Life Sciences.

    The module deals with the electronic structure of atoms and its chemical consequences. It introduces quantum numbers, describes the basis of the periodic table; introduces molecular orbital theory, and chemical bonding and structure. Trends in the chemistry of the elements are considered in relation to their electronic structure. The principles underlying the chemistry of the transition metals are also introduced.

  • PMC101 Organic Chemistry: Structure, Transformation, and Energetics; an Introduction for Life Sciences.

    The module deals with the basic principles of organic chemistry, and the reactions of simple aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Two aspects which are particularly emphasised are the stereochemistry of organic compounds and the mechanisms of organic reactions.

  • PMC102 Chemical Analysis: from Composition to Structure Elucidation; an Introduction for Life Sciences.

    This module deals with the principles and practice of analytical chemistry and gives an introduction to a number of important instrumental techniques in analytical chemistry for both quantitative and qualitative analysis and structure elucidation.

  • PMC103 Organic Chemistry of Functional Groups: Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism; an Introduction for Life Sciences

    In this module students are introduced to the physical and organic chemistry of organic molecules with functional groups containing oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen and halogens. The course begins with an introduction to physical organic chemistry, including thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics and mechanisms. Concepts such as electronegativity differences, bonding characteristics, electronic, steric, and solvation effects are used to rationalise the chemistry of functional groups. The characteristics and experimental evidence for the key mechanisms of SN1, SN2, E1 and E2 reactions are discussed. The use of "curly arrows" to identify mechanistic pathways is described. The chemistry of the following functional groups are discussed in detail: alcohols, alkyl halides, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters.

Supervision

  • '''Metallurgical analysis of zinc based metallic coatings''' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Hamilton Mcmurray
  • 'Assessment and Exploitation of the Inherent Value of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) for Circular Economy' (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof David Worsley
  • Influence of chemical and physical factors in determining soil water repellency (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Stefan Doerr