Alistair Barnes from East Sussex graduated in 1990 with a degree in Chemistry and Management Science.

He moved to Houston shortly afterwards to work in the insurance industry and since 2009 he has worked for AmWINS group, one of the largest wholesale insurance brokers in the US.

In Houston Alistair has founded Mission Squash, an intensive urban youth enrichment programme which aims to give young people from underprivileged homes the opportunity to make a better future for themselves through academic coaching, squash training and community service.

Alistair Barnes

Squash balls and racquets

Matthew Ware

Dr Matthew Ware

Matthew Ware from Swansea completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Swansea before enrolling on its collaborative PhD with Houston Methodist Research Institute.

After graduating, Matthew remained in Texas, researching new treatments for pancreatic and hepatic cancers at Baylor College of Medicine. His research resulted in two patents, including the CorleyWare Device - a new intra-operative devic to treat portions of cancer that cannot be removed by a surgeon’s scalpel.

In Summer 2018 Matthew took up a new role as a scientist for Celgene, a biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders.

Vijay Bhagi graduated from Swansea University in 1966 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. 

Originally from Bombay (now Mumbai), Vijay was co-founder and secretary of Swansea University's Association of Students of Indian Origin.

Vijay worked as a process engineer in Scotland, India and Texas for companies including BP Chemicals and Technip. Now retired, Vijay lives in Sugarland, a suburb of Houston.

Vijay Bhagi

Vijay Bhagi
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Stay Connected

In 2020 the University will mark its centenary and we look forward to celebrating this historic milestone with our alumni community. 

With exciting times ahead we would like to keep in touch, and the Texas Strategic Partnership is particularly keen to connect with alumni in Texas.

In order to connect with us, please update your details or contact Dr Caroline Coleman-Davies.