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.


Robert Crapnell (start June 2018) and Alexander Hudson (start July 2018).

PhD students

Kai Betlem, PhD student who will work on the studying of catalytic effect of enzymes through the heat-transfer method. Start date: 11 April ’16. Former : Hasselt University (Belgium)

Co-supervisor of George Hurst, with Dr Silvia Tedesco as PI. Start date: September 2017

Pankaj Singla – visiting student from Nanak Dev Guru university (start July 2018, supported by British Council)

Masters by Research

Thomas Dunbar, in collaboration with Dr. Beatriz Macia-Ruiz, who will work on MIP-based detection of antidepressants. Start date: January 2017 and handed in thesis in March 2018.

Summer students 2018

Dean Roberts (RSC Analytical Trust) for 7 weeks, Aqib Asghar (paid internship opportunity for 4 weeks)

MChem students

Oliver Jamieson and Will Battell (with Dr. Munro)


MRes students: Negar Mansouri (finished March 2018), in collaboration with Prof. Banks.

MChem students 2016/2017: Aneesa el Ani (currently doing PhD at University of Bath) and Joseph Lowdon (currently PhD student at Maastricht University.

Erasmus students

Timothy Goris, Hogeschool Utrecht (The Netherlands), 01-02-’16 until 17-06-’16, Studying the catalytic effect of enzymes

Simone Casadio, University of Bologna (Italy), 11-04-’16 until 01-07-’16, Detection of neurotransmitters with Molecularly Imprinted Polymers

Jorge Tadashi Ueta, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01-09-2016 until 20-12-2017, Detection of antidepressants with Molecularly Imprinted Polymers.

Francois Nguyen and Taejun Lim, Universite Paris (10 weeks internship April-June 2017)

Sacha Hoksbergen from Hogeschool Utrecht: Studying catalytic activity of enzymes with heat-transfer. September 2017 – February 2018.

Raquel Debroi from Universidade de Sao Paulo: Development of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the Detection of Caffeine. September 2017 – December 2017.

Romain Raimbault and Ismail Sadikis, DIT Paris, 10 weeks internship from April 2018 to end of June 2018.

Summer students 2017/2016

2017: Jessica Pimlott, RSC bursary from Analytical Trust.

2016: Joe Lowdon (3 weeks paid internship on fluorescent monomers). MChem student with Dr. Sutcliffe and Dr. Peeters for year 2016/2017.

Ben Enright (2 weeks stay, currently doing his A levels).

Summer students 2015

Summer students 2015: Deborah Belami, Shamima Khatun, Joe Lowdon.