UNIQ+ Interns

In 2022 OxICFM CDT hosted three UNIQ+ research interns for six weeks in the Department of Chemistry. Each intern worked on an inorganic chemistry research project and was supervised by an internationally leading academic from within the department. The three research projects were 'Cleaner biocatalytic methods for chemical synthesis' (supervised by Prof. Kylie Vincent), 'Bypassing white phosphorus – synthesis of phosphorus-containing compounds without the intermediacy of P4' (supervised by Dr Daniel Scott) and 'Using carbon dioxide to make plastics' (supervised by Prof. Charlotte Williams). During the summer of 2023, we hosted another intern, working on 'Efficient and sustainable tandem solid catalysts for selective catalytic conversion of thermoplastics' with Prof. Edman Tsang.

Find out more about the UNIQ+ graduate access programme here.

2022 Interns

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Shaun Olok-Jacobs

Originally from South London, Shaun is in his final year of his MSci in Chemistry at the University of Bristol. He is interested in synthetic chemistry and undertook a placement year synthesising deuterated organic carbonates as electrolytes for battery applications at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. Outside of the lab, Shaun enjoys cooking, reading, participating in outreach events, and playing American football.

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Katherine George

Katherine is studying an MChem in Chemistry with Forensic science at the University of Leicester. She has completed a year long industrial placement working with an agrochemical company developing formulations such as suspension concentrates and oil dispersions. She is interested in research surrounding catalysis, materials and metals used in medicine. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys horse-riding, climbing and socialising.