Group members

More information about the current members of the group can be found on the People’s page.

Students are encouraged to discuss PhD opportunities with Dr. Peeters or apply for funding for postdoctoral fellowships.

PDRAs

Dr Alexander Hudson (start July 2018), based at Newcastle University

Dr Patrick Seumo (start April 2020), Newcastle University

Dr Francesco Mecozzi (start September 2018) – based at Manchester Metropolitan University, joint supervision with Prof Slevin and Dr Fang

PhD students

EPSRC CDT funded studentship to start October 2020

Oliver Jamieson, PhD student working on fluorescent detection of micro pollutants.  Started in Manchester Metropolitan University September 2018, transferred to Newcastle University in September 2019.

Co-supervisor of George Hurst, with Dr Silvia Tedesco (Manchester Metropolitan University) as PI. Start date: September 2017

MEng students:

Brandon Clark – Development of fluorescent Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for detection of antibiotics

Henry Ostler – Selective extraction of micropollutants from wastewater using polymer-based systems

Summer students & visiting students

Armand Jacquard – Erasmus student from University of Grenobles (start May 2020)

RSC Analytical Trust bursary: Ella-Louise Handley (Newcastle University)

Visiting student: Anneshwa Kazi (Newcastle University) and Thais Soares (visiting from Universidade de Sao Paulo for 3 months)

Alumni:

Postdoctoral researchers:

Dr Kamrul Islam (2018 – joint supervision with Prof Slevin and Dr Fang)

Dr Robert Crapnell (2018 – 2019, NC3Rs funded project, currently PDRA working under Prof Banks at Manchester Metropolitan University)

Masters by Research (1 year research project):

Negar Mansouri (2018) with Prof Banks as co-supervisor, Thomas Dunbar (2018) with  Dr. Macia-Ruiz as co-supervisor.

PhD students:

Dr Kai Betlem, obtained his PhD in September 2019. Currently postdoctoral researcher at ULB (Brussels, Belgium).

Pankaj Singla (visiting PhD student Guru Nanak Dev University – September until Dec 2018)

MChem students Manchester Metropolitan University: 

2018/2019: Vincent Cullen

2017/2018: William Battell (undertaking PhD at University of Bath) and Oliver Jamieson (PhD student Peeters group)

Erasmus students

Timothy Goris, Hogeschool Utrecht (2016), Simone Casadio, University of Bologna (April until July 2016), Sacha Hoksbergen Hogeschool Utrecht (September 2017 – February 2018)

Students from University Paris: Francois Nguyen and Taejun Lim (2017) and Romain Raimbault and Ismail Sadiki (2018)

Students from Universidade de Sao Paulo: Jorge Ueta Tadashi (2016), Raquel Debroi (2017), Heitor Valarini (2018), Beatriz Andrade de Faria (2018).

Summer students : 

RSC Analytical Trust: Dean Roberts (2018), Jessica Pimlott (2017)

Other internship opportunities: Aqib Asghar (funded by Manchester Metropolitan University) and Joe Lowdon (currently PhD student at Maastricht University)