Anna Slater https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1435-4331
PI, University Reseach Fellow
Anna graduated from the University of Nottingham with a PhD in Supramolecular Chemistry (2011). After PDRA positions in porphyrins and molecular materials Anna was appointed as a Royal Society-EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow in 2016 and a RS URF in 2021. Her research interests span flow chemistry, materials science, supramolecular self-assembly, and enabling technology for process control.
Postgraduate Research Associate
Henry completed his four year MChem at the University of Leicester, which included a placement year at Hexcel Composites. Henry’s PhD funded by the Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design. compares continuous flow and batch methodologies for a range of macrocyclic and organic cage syntheses (2021). He is currently undertaking a PGRA role in collaboration with Victrex plc focusing on process chemistry using continuous flow methods, supported by an EPSRC IAA Award.
Abbie completed her MChem at the University of Liverpool, where her final year project focussed on the synthesis of functionalised piperazines as β-turn mimetics. Her PhD, funded by the Royal Society and co-supervised by Dr Becky Greenaway, focusses on the synthesis of functionalised imine macrocycles and exploring how enabling technologies can be used to refine and control complicated dynamic mixtures.
Megan completed her MChem degree at the University of Liverpool. Her 3rd and 4th year projects involved novel polymer synthesis in the Rannard group. She also completed an Analytical Chemistry Trust funded summer studentship studying 2D NMR for pka measurements in 2017 with Dr Jonathan Iggo. Her PhD, co-supervised by Prof Steve Rannard, is looking at polymer synthesis under continuous flow conditions using both free radical and controlled radical polymerisation methods with the intent to use these materials in flow assisted nanoparticle production.
Patrycja completed her MChem at University of Liverpool in 2018 designing Python code for structural optimisation of crystal structures. During her study she undertook an industrial placement at Randox where she was involved in development of an assay reagent kit. After a year in the sales and marketing team at Manchester Organics she joined the Slater group in 2019. Now she is excited to be working on her PhD in “Non-thermal plasmas in size-controlled bubbles: from fundamental understanding to control”, jointly supervised by Dr James Walsh and Dr Timothy Easun.
EPSRC Summer Bursary Student
Katie is going into her 4th year MChem and is working over the summer on a joint project with the Rannard Group.
Summer Research Student
Eleanor is a 3rd Year MChem student who is undertaking a Summer Research Internship titled ‘Inclusion and Diversity in the Chemical Sciences’. This covers a wide range of equality and diversity related work including the Student Success Innovation Project, to assess ethnicity based degree awarding gaps in the department and the development of an ED&I focussed induction activity for 1st Year students as part of Welcome Week activities.
Summer Reseach Student
Michael is working on a collaborative project between the Slater group and Stephen Moss in Analytical Services.
Summer Reseach Student
Dan is working on a collaborative summer project between the Slater Group and CageCapture.
Incoming Postgraduate Researcher
Nicholas will be joining us for his PhD, supervised by Anna and Dr Samantha Chong, in October 2021. Welcome!