At Imperial College, Undergraduate Chemistry Students study either for an Integrated Masters Degree (MSci, 4/5 years duration) or for a Batchelor of Science Degree (BSc, 3/4 years duration); the length of the course depends on whether it incorporates a period in industry or abroad (see Department of Chemistry - Degree Courses Offered). MSci students undertake a 24 week research project in their final year and BSc students undertake a 10 week research project in their final year and the Spivey Group typically hosts 2 students each year.

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Jia Yuan Chng - BSc

  • Dates:  Oct 2016 - Dec 2016 (IMPERIAL)
  • Background: BSc student at IMPERIAL 
  • Project: Asymmetric desymmetrisation of meso-diols
  • Whereabouts: TBD
 JIA

Onur Guzel - MSci

  • Dates:  Aug 2016 - Sept 2016 (IMPERIAL)
  • Background: MSci student at IMPERIAL
  • Project: Synthesis of 1,2-diketone precursors for Benzylic Ester Rearrngements (BERs) – Towards hydroxy-evoninic acid
  • Sponsor: EPSRC sponsored Erasmus student
  • Whereabouts: Placement at GSK Stevenage
 onur

Nils Floden - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2015 - June 2016
  • Background: Imperial College MSci Student 
  • Project: Organocatalytic kinetic resolution of amines by means of sulfonylation
  • Whereabouts: PhD student at University of Cambridge
 NILS

Sean Linsdall - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2015 - June 2016
  • Background: Imperial College MSci Student 
  • Project: Total synthesis of Lophirone H
  • Whereabouts: PhD student at University of Oxford
 sean

Amy Irvine - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
  • Background: Imperial College BSc Student 
  • Project: Non-enzymatic kinetic resolutions of alcohols
  • Whereabouts: TBD
 Amy

Zhang Shuyue - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2014 - May 2015
  • Background: Imperial College MSci (4 Year) Student 
  • Project: Synthesis of Lophirone-H 
  • Whereabouts: Phd student at the University of St Andrews
 peter

Nico Fessner - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2014 - May 2015
  • Background: Imperial College MSci (4 Year) Student 
  • Project: Asymmetric synthesis of phosphorothioate-nucleosides via atropisomeric pyridine-N-oxide catalysis 
  • Whereabouts: Unknown
 Nico

Si Jia Lee- BSc

  • Dates: Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Background: Imperial College BSc Student 
  • Project: Synthesis of new sulfonylation catalysts
  • Whereabouts: TBD
 SI JIA
 

Vivien Tang - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2013 - May 2014
  • Background: Imperial College MSci (5 Year) Student who spent her 4th year doing an industrial placement at Firmenich (Geneva)
  • Project: The novel synthesis of 6-[18F]-DOPA
  • Whereabouts: Unknown
 vivientang
 

Aaron Trowbridge - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2013 - May 2014
  • Background: Imperial College MSci (4 Year) Student
  • Project: Catalytic asymmetric sulfonylation methodology for amines
  • Whereabouts: PhD student with Prof Matt Gaunt, University of Cambridge
 aarontrowbridge
 

Qian Wen - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2014 - April 2014 (Spring Term)
  • Background: Imperial College BSc Student
  • Project: Dynamic kinetic resolution of alcohols
  • Whereabouts: Unknown
 qianwen
 

Hossay Abas - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2012 - May 2013
  • Background: Imperial College MSci (5 Year) Student who spent her 4th year as a year in industry placement in Med Chem at GSK, Stevenage
  • Project: Towards the total synthesis of Lophirone H via an oxonium-Prins cyclisation
  • Whereabouts: PhD student in the group
 hossayabas
 

Keith Andrews - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2012 - May 2013
  • Background: Imperial College MSci (5 Year) Student who spent his 4th year as a year in industry placement in Med Chem at GSK, Stevenage
  • Project: Developing a diastereoselective double ring-closing metathesis reaction towards the total synthesis of (-)-euonyminol and investigating the use of DFT methods for 13C NMR spectra prediction
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Ross Denton, University of Nottingham
 keithandrews
 

Fiona Li - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2011 - May 2012
  • Background: Imperial College MSci (4 Year) Student
  • Project: Synthesis of a novel five residue α-helix protein mimetic LRH-1 antagonist.
  • Whereabouts: Unknown
 fionali
 

Luca Pelazzo - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2012 - Apr 2012 (Spring Term)
  • Background: Imperial College BSc Student
  • Project: Synthesis of the core of Lophirone H via a Prins cyclisation.
  • Whereabouts: Unknown
 lucapelazzo
 

George Calvert - BSc

  • Dates: Oct 2011 - Dec 2011 (Autumn Term)
  • Background: Imperial College BSc Student
  • Project: Synthesis of the core of Lophirone H via a Prins cyclisation.
  • Whereabouts: Accountant at PWC, London
 georgecalvert
 

Wang Hei (Elvis) Ng - BSc

  • Dates: Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 (Autumn Term)
  • Background: Imperial College BSc (3 Year) Student
  • Project: Synthesis of Natural Product Cordigol.
  • Whereabouts: PhD student with Prof Pauline Chiu, The University of Hong Kong
 wanghei
 

Samantha Lee - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2011 - Apr 2011 (Spring Term)
  • Background: Imperial College BSc (3 Year) Student
  • Projec t: Kinetic Resolution of Alcohols
  • Whereabouts: MRes with Prof. Steve Ley, Cambridge, UK.
 samanthalee
 

Cathy Lee - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2010 - May 2011
  • Background: Imperial College MSc (4 Year) Student
  • Project: Studies on the asymmetric retro-Cope elimination reaction
  • Whereabouts: Unknown
 cathylee
 

Fleur Ferguson - MSci

  • Dates: Oct. 2009 - May 2010.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of trisubstituted tetrahydropyrans as potential anti-cancer leads.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Allesio Ciulli at University of Cambridge, UK.
 fleurferguson
 

Luca Laraia - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2008 - May 2009.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of potential antagonist of nuclear receptors – next generation anti-cancer agents.
  • Whereabouts: PhD on CRUK-funded programme at University of Cambridge, UK.
 lucalaraia
 

Mungyuen Li - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2008 - May 2009.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Investigations into novel germyl-Stille cr oss-coupling reactions.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Ian Patterson, University of Cambridge, UK.
 mungyuenli
 

Yun Lei Tan - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2008 - Apr 2008 (Spring Term)
  • B ackground: Imperial College London BSc (3 year) student.
  • Project: Total synthesis of iso-evoninic acid – a component of anti-HIV natural product hypoglaunine B.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof Benjamin Cravatt, Scripps, La Jolla, California, USA.
 yunleitan
 

Sarah Waren - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2007 - May 2008.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of sansalvamide A and analogues.
  • Whereabouts: PhD in the Spivey group.
 sarahwarren
 

Kiu Hong (Kelvin) Lam - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2007 - Nov 2007 (left College).
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Novel solidphase methods for synthesis of human N-myristoyl transferase 1 inhibitors on cancer therapeutics.
  • Whereabouts: Unknown.
 kiuhong
 

Chirag Patel - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2006 - May 2007.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: The total synthesis of hypoglaunine B.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Pr of. Ramon Vilar, Imperial College London, UK.
 chiragpatel
 

Chloe Chan - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2007 - Apr 2007 (Spring Term)
  • Background: Imperial College London BSci (3 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of 3-aminopyrimidines using Ge-soluble polymers.
  • Whereabouts: Unknown.
 chloechan
 

Nancy Lau - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2007 - Apr 2007 (Spring Term)
  • Background: Imperial College London BSci (3 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of new chiral organocatalysts for acylative kinetic resolution.
  • Whereabouts: Unknown.
 nancylau
 

Robert Phipps - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2005 - May 2006.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (5 year) student.
  • Project: Towards the total asymmetric sysnthesis of (+)-lycorine.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Matthew Gaunt, University of Cambridge, UK then Post-doc with Prof. Dean Toste, University of Berkeley, USA.
 robertphipps
 

Karen McCague - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2005 - May 2006.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Towards the development of an asymmetric Kornblum de LaMare rearrangement
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Alan Armstrong, Imperial College London, UK the Post-doc with Prof Keith James, Scripps, USA.
 karenmccague
 

Gemma Veitch - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2004 - May 2005.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (5 year) student.
  • Project: Studies towards a model thiol for studying cysteine interactions with nitric oxide.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Steven Ley, University of Cambridge, UK. Postdoc with Prof. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University, Boston, USA.
 gemmaveitch
 

Daniel Vandenburg - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2005 - Apr 2005.
  • Background: Imperial College London BSc (3 year) student.
  • Project: Chiral N-oxides via rhenium catalysed deoxygenative kinetic resolution.
  • Whereabouts: MPhil, University of York, UK then PhD, University of bath, UK.
 danielvandenburg
 

Quentin Jackson - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2003 - May 2004.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Chiral N-oxides via rhenium catalysed deoxygenative kinetic resolution.
  • Whereabouts: Unknown.
 quentinjackson
 
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Harminder Mudhar - MSci

  • Dates: 2003 - 04.
  • Background: Imperial College London MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: New approaches to a-functionalised chiral acids via a-lactone formation
  • Whereabouts: GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow, Essex.
 harmindermudhar
 

Chris Yau - BSc

  • Dates: Jan 2004 - Apr 2004.
  • Background: Imperial College London BSc (3 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of new chiral organocatalysts for acy lative kinetic resolution.
  • Whereabouts: Unknown.
 chrisyau
 

Matthew Helm - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2002 - May 2003.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of a novel safety-catch analytical construct for solid phase organic synthesis
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof Joe Harrrity, University of Sheffield, UK.
 matthewhelm
 

Simon Meek - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2002 - May 2003.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Development of a stereoselective aldol-ring-closing metathesis (RCM) approach to the synthesis of a highly oxygenated Celastraceae sesquiterpenoid cores.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof Joe Harrrity, University of Sheffield, UK. Postdoc with Prof. Amir Hoveyda, Boston College, USA.
 simonmeek
 

Chris Drake - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2001 - May 2002.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of antagonists of the allergic response.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Joachim Steinke, Imperial College London, UK.
 chrisdrake
 

Catherine Simmonds - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2001 - May 2002.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of a solid supported atropisomeric chiral DMAP.
  • Whereabouts: MerckSharpeDohme, Terlings Park, Harlow, UK. GSK, Stevenage, UK.
 catherinesimmonds
 

Karen Taggart - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2001 - May 2002.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of a novel safety-catch analytical construct for solid phase organic synthesis
  • Whereabouts: Unknown.
 karentaggart
 

Ben Greener

  • Dates: Oct 2000 - May 2001.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Development of a new Zr-mediated asymmetric epoxidation for tertiary allylic alcohols.
  • Whereabouts: Pfizer Global Research and Development, Sandwich, UK.
 bengreener
 

Susan H. Hancock - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 2000 - May 2001.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Towards the synthesis of a model thiol for studying cysteine interactions with niitric oxide.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Ben Davis, University of Oxford, UK. Postdoc with Prof Steve Withers, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
 susanhhancock
 

Stuart Cameron - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1999 - May 2000.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Towards the synthesis of a protein sulfenic acid model.
  • Whereabouts: Air Traffic Control, Bournemouth.
 stuartcameron
 

Chris Gripton -MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1999 - May2000.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Germyl linker cleavage by Stille-type cross-coupling.
  • Whereabouts: PhD in the Spivey group.
 chrisgripton
 

Andrew Watts - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1999 - May 2000.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Model studies for the total synthesis of Lycorine.
  • Whereabouts: AstraZeneca Charnwood, Loughborough, UK.
 andrewwatts
 

Catherine Brear - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1998 - May 1999.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Investigations into palladium catalysed biaryl ether formation and catalysis using DMAP-N-oxides.
  • Whereabouts: AstraZeneca, Alderley Park, UK.
 catherinebrear
 

Lindsey Sprigens - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1998 - May 1999.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Towards the synthesis of a protein sulfenic acid model.
  • Whereabouts: Ministry of Defence (MOD), London.
 lindsey Sprigens
 

Rebecca Glen - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1997 - May 1998.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of atropisomeric derivatives of DMAP.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof David Hodgson, University of Oxford, UK. Postdoc with Prof Alois Furstner, Mulheim, Germany. Research Chemist at Peakdale Molecular, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Cheshire, UK.
 rebeccaglen
 

Iain Lingard - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1997 - May 1998.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Synthesis of 3-substituted 2- pyridones, their [4+4]-photodimerisation and subsequent asymmetric desymmetrisation
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Mark Bradley, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
 iainlingard
 

Steven Tierney - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1996 - May 1997.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Aziridination of alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and studies towards thiohydroximate to primary hydroxylamine reduction.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Steve Moratti, University of Cambridge, UK. Chemist at Merck New Business Speciality Chemicals, Poole, UK.
 steventierney
 

Benjamin Andrews - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: [4+4]-Photodimer asymmetrisation - a new route to functionalised a-amino acids
  • Whereabouts: PhD in the Spivey group.
 benjaminandrews
 

Juliet Kay Barrell (now Simpson) - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Developmen t of an enantiomeric switching protocol.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Prof. Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol, UK. Chemist at GSK, Stevenage, UK.
 julietkaybarrell
 

Andrew Bissell - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Development of an improved route to low temp erature fluorescent sensors
  • Whereabouts: MPhil in the Spivey group.
 andrewbissell
 

Martin Neilson - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
  • Background: University of Sheffield MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Catalysis of dehydrative cyclisation by cobalt(II) carboxylates.
  • Whereabouts: PhD with Dr Ian McLure, University of Sheffield, UK.
 martinneilson
 

Helen L.Y. Yah - MSci

  • Dates: Oct 1995 - May 1996.
  • Background: University of Sheffiel d MSci (4 year) student.
  • Project: Development of a new reagent for the aziridination of alpha, beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds.
  • Whereabouts: Unknown.
 helenly
 
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