Richard Whitfield

Visiting Student

Richard was born in the town of Grantham, England and commenced his chemistry studies at Durham University, receiving his Master’s degree in 2014. He completed a final year project under the supervision of Dr. Ezat Khosravi utilizing thiol-ene click chemistry in the synthesis of thermosetting materials for coating applications. Later that year Richard joined the group of Professor David Haddleton to undertake a PhD at the University of Warwick, developing copper mediated polymerization strategies for the controlled polymerization of methacrylic, styrenic and acrylic monomers, with an industrial project synthesising cationic polymers for applications in gene delivery. He is currently a visiting scholar in the Hawker Group, with work focusing on photo-mediated living radical polymerization, including metal free ATRP and PET RAFT systems.