Welcome to the Buchard Group website. We are interested in the use of renewable resources in catalysis, in particular for the synthesis of sustainable polymers. Our group is located in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath.

Autumn and Winter 2019

  • 4/12: Antoine is giving a research seminar at the Department of Materials of the University of Manchester.

  • 22/10: Congratulations to Ioli for her first first author publication in Polymer Chemistry (open access), on reusable heterogeneous catalysts for polymerisation. Another collaboration with Dr Ceri Hammond, now at Imperial College.

  • 23/09: Welcome to our new PhD candidates in the group: Emma (welcome back!) and Matt!

Previously in 2019

  • 21/08: Congratulations  to Thom and Cécile for their new article in JACS, about a new cyclic carbonate/olefin monomer and the divergent catalytic polymerization strategies used to direct the resulting material properties. Well done!

  • 10/06: Thom is off to Japan for his JSPS placement with Prof Kamigaito.

  • 31/05: Welcome to Frances, who joins the group as a PDRA funded by the Uk Catalysis Hub, for a project in collaboration with Oxford and Prof Charlotte Williams.

Polymers from sugar and CO2

Join the team for a PhD

Do you want to do a PhD?

Are you interested in working in the areas of sustainable polymers to start in September 2020? We have currently several PhD studentships available.

Please check our project adverts and get in touch by email.

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