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), Alexander Hudson (start July 2018), Francesco Mecozzi (start September 2018) and KTP associate Kamrul Islam (start February 2019).

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)

Oliver Jamieson, PhD student who will work on the synthesis of fluorescent polymers for the detection of antibiotics. Start date: October ’18. Former MChem student.

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

Visiting students/MChem students

Vincent Cullen (MChem student), Amanpreet Kaur (Guru Nanak Dev University) and Heitor Valarini and Beatriz Andrade de Faria (exchange with USP in Brazil).


MRes students: Negar Mansouri (finished March 2018), in collaboration with Prof. Banks. Thomas Dunbar (finished December 2018), in collaboration with Dr. Macia-Ruiz.

PhD students: visiting PhD student (Pankaj Singla)

MChem students 2017/2018:  William Battell (currently doing PhD at University of Bath) and Oliver Jamieson (new PhD student Peeters group).

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 : 

2018: Dean Roberts (RSC Analytical Trust) for 7 weeks, Aqib Asghar (paid internship opportunity for 4 weeks)

2017: Jessica Pimlott, RSC bursary from Analytical Trust.

2016: Joe Lowdon (3 weeks paid internship on fluorescent monomers). Ben Enright (2 weeks stay, currently doing his A levels).