Current Group members

David Frain BSc

David is currently working on a SFI funded project on the design and synthesis of new ligands to be used in asymmetric catalysis.

Davina Flanagan BSc

Davina is working on an EPA funded project on the design of new ligands for greener asymmetric oxidation

James Donnellan BSc

James is working on alternative sytheses of BOX ligands.  His work is funded by the Irish research Council (Formerly IRCSET)

Nadine Mc Cleary BSc

Nadine is working on the synthesis of novel asymmetrioc catalysts based on the XyliBOX framework

Kevin Cao BSc MSc

Kevin is working on the preparation of novel asymmetric ligands with short synthetic pathways

Former Group members

PhD Graduates

Dr. Paul Geoghegan PhD BSc



Paul's project involved the development of methods for the synthesis of key natural product frameworks and also the design and use of new ligands in asymmetric synthesis. Paul graduated in March 2013

Dr. David Kellehan PhD BSc

 

 



David  worked on the synthesis of novel asymmetric catalysts of the AraBOX family.  David Graduated in March 2013.



Dr. Fiona Kirby PhD BSc

 



Fiona completed her PhD in 2011 working on a SFI funded project on the design and synthesis of new ligands to be used in asymmetric catalysis.  She moved on to a post-do position in Utrecht The Netherlands

Dr. Chiara McDonagh PhD, BSc



Chiara graduated with her PhD in June 2008. Chiara's work concentrated primarily on the immobilisation and use of metal oxazoline catalysts. After a spell in WIT she is now working in Drogheda IT for the last few years as a lecturer in chemistry



Dr. Blaithín Sweeney PhD, BSc

Blaithín graduated with her PhD in June 2008. Her thesis was on the topic of the Tandem Aldol-Tischenko reaction .



Dr. Lorraine Bateman PhD, BSc

Lorraine graduated with her PhD in December 2006. Her thesis dealt with the design of new catalysts for alkylation reactions. She now works in UCC as a technical officer working with their NMR service

Undergraduates
Adrian Grehan
  3rd year undergraduate student summer placement 2013 working on a project in conjunction with Roche.

Mary Teresa Lohan BSc 3rd year undergraduate UREKA student sponsored by SFI worked with D. Frain. Summer 2007

Leanne Rocheford 4th Year project student 2011-2012

Brian Phelan BSc 4th Year project student 2010-2011

Nadine McCleary BSc 4th Year project student 2009-2010

Brian Melody BSc4th Year project student 2009-2010

Laura Moran BSc 4th Year project student 2008-2009

Shane Tormey BSc
4th Year project student 2008-2009

Shane O' Sullivan BSc
4th Year project student 2007-2008

David McDonnell BSc
4th Year project student 2007-2008

Peter Ó Conghaile BSc
4th Year project student 2006-2007

Caitríona Burke BSc
4th Year project student 2005-2006

Claire Murphy BSc
4th year project student 2004-2005




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