Molecular Analytical Science (MAS) CTD offers PhD projects in interdisciplinary analytical sciences in collaboration with our industrial partners. Below is the list of PhD projects for the first cohorts of MAS CDT students. You will be able to hear about project ideas and discuss them with prospective supervisors and our partners during the MSc year. You can see a list of our industry partners here.

2017 PhD projects

Title

Student

Supervisor

Department

Co-supervisor

Industry

Exploiting Very-Fast MAS NMR: Enabling New Applications to Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Life Sciences Jacqueline Tognetti (April 2018) Steven Brown Physics Jozef Lewandowski Bruker
Metrology for bio-imaging of metals in the Alzheimer’s disease brain Kharmen Billimoria Joanna Collingwood Engineering Heidi Goenaga-Infante LGC
Understanding Metal/Corrosion Inhibitor Interface Interactions Marco Turano (April 2018) Giovanni Costantini Chemistry Lubrizol
Solution NMR and Electron Microscopy Investigation of Membrane Curvature Sensing Proteins Rhiannon Brooks Ann Dixon Chemistry Corinne Smith Life Sciences
Glycocalyx Remodelling to Enable Quality by Design in Cell Based Therapie Ruben Tomas Matthew Gibson Chemistry/WMS Daniel Mitchell Warwick Medical School
Applications of Electrochemistry in Pharmaceutical Research and Development Emily Braxton Julie Macpherson Chemistry Mark Taylor Pfizer
Detailed structural analysis of agrichemicals using advanced mass spectrometry methods. Bryan Marzullo (Jan 2018) Peter O'Connor Chemistry Mansoor Saeed Syngenta
Structural analysis of monoclonal antibodies: Top Down FTICR analysis of the post translational modifications of monoclonal antibodies. Johanna Paris (April 2018) Peter O'Connor Chemistry UCB
Analytical Studies of complex dynamics in Perovskites – towards the design of enhanced photovoltaic materials Tobie Bird Mark Senn Chemistry Nick Bristowe School of Physical Sciences, Kent
Photons to heat; how chemical filters deal with UV radiation Emily Holt Vasilios Stavros Chemistry Laurent Blasco Lubrizol
Analysis of Atomic Order and Disorder in Mixed-Metal Oxide Materials of Relevance for Heterogeneous Catalysis using Experiment and Modelling Aron Summer Richard Walton Chemistry Dr David Thompsett Johnson Matthey

2016 PhD projects

Title

Student

Supervisor

Department

Industry / CoSupervisor

Company / Department

Determination of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Release Mechanism of Tablet and Multi-Particulate Formulations during In-Vitro/In-Vivo Dissolution of Oral Medication

Shrina Bhagat Julie Macpherson Chemistry Fiona Harvey-Doyle Pfizer

Developing mass spectrometry based proteomic methods to identify and quantify protein carbonylation in plants.

Georgina Charlton

Alex Jones Life Sciences Peter Kilby Syngenta

Integrating NMR Crystallography into an Experimental and Informatics-Based Solid-State Characterisation of Pharmaceuticals and Agrochemicals

Emily Corlett Steven Brown Physics Helen Blade / Philip Sidebottom AstraZeneca / Syngenta

Development of a novel electrochemical-STM for high resolution functional mapping.

James Edmondson Giovanni Costantini Chemistry

Pat Unwin

Chemistry

Magnetic manipulation of mitotic spindle components during cell division

Charlotte Fletcher Andrew McAinsh WMS Rob Cross WMS

Understanding the physical ageing of high-heat poly(lactide) using solid-state NMR spectroscopy

Nicole Kelly John Hanna Physics

Sicco de Vos

Corbion
Petroleomics: Crude and Heavy Fuel Oil Fingerprinting and Asphaltenes Mary Thomas Mark Barrow Chemistry Antonio Mastrangelo Lubrizol
End-group analysis of polymers and macro initiators used in agrochemical and pharmaceutical applications James Town David Haddleton Chemistry James Burns / Kevin Treacher Syngenta / AstraZeneca
Theoretical and Experimental Spectroscopy Tools for Identification of Trace Impurities in Pharmaceutical Compounds Matt Turner Nicholas Hine Physics Vas Stavros Chemistry

2015 PhD projects

Title

Student

Supervisor

Department

Industry / CoSupervisor

Company / Department

Quantitative visualization of dissolution and crystallization: size,
mass transport, kinetic and surface effects in particulate ensembles.

Harriet Pearce Patrick Unwin Chemistry John Hone Syngenta (with AstraZeneca and Pfizer)
Evaluation and development of a range of analytical approaches
for the characterisation of trace impurities in pharmaceutically relevant macromolecules and formulated products.
James Teahan Nikola Chmel Chemistry Ray Chen Pfizer (with AstraZeneca and Syngenta)
Development of Self Cleaning, Long-Lived, Conductivity Sensors with Simultaneous Temperature Monitoring for the Marine Environment. Lee Simcox Julie MacPherson Chemistry TBC DSTL
Non-invasive analysis and modelling of trace metals in the human body. Ziedo Solomon Joanna Collingwood Engineering Sarah Wayte UHCW NHS Trust
Addressing the challenges of petroleomics data. Remy Gavard Mark Barrow Chemistry Simon Spencer Statistics
Design-led Nano-Diagnostics. Henry Lee Gemma-Louise Davies Chemistry Charles Hutchinson WMS
Advanced experimental-modelling study into nanoscopic and macroscopic behaviour of polymer-graphene nanocomposites Nathan Parsons Lukasz Figiel WMG Neil Wilson Physics
Protein structure and function: analytical methods to characterise protein structure, protein-protein interactions and their functions Marco Pinto Alison Rodger Chemistry Viv Lindo MedImmune