People & contacts

Current Lab Members

Dr Ian Crossley, Lab PI

Dr Ian Crossley
Principal Investigator



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Ben Warren
PhD Student
Euritz Afons
MChem Project Student

Dr Monte Helm
Visiting Senior Lecturer (2022-2023)


Former Group Members

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Postgraduate & Post-docs

Kyle Pearce maddie Dr Samantha Furfari
Dr Kyle Pearce
Ph.D. 2021
PDRA (with Prof. M.S. Hill)
University of Bath
Dr Madeleine Levis
Ph.D. 2021
Working in the healthcare sector
Dr Samantha Furfari
PDRA 2016-2019
Now: Associate Lecturer (T&S), University of York
Previously: PDRA with Prof. A. Weller
Matt Dr Victoria Greenacre Dr Nicola Trathen
Dr Matthew Leech
Ph.D. 2018
PDRA (with Dr K. Lam)
University of Greenwich
Dr Victoria Greenacre
Ph.D. 2016
Research Fellow (with Prof. G. Reid),
University of Southampton
Dr Nicola Trathen
Ph.D. 2014
Left to become Publishing Editor
with RSC journals
Dr Amy Saunders    
Dr Amy Saunders
Ph.D. 2014
Now: Editor with Satellite Evolution Group
Previously: Deputy Editor, Pro Global Media



2021 - 2023
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Rachel Brown
Project Student (2022-2023)

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Theo Webb
Research Volunteer 2022
Summer Placement Student 2022

Mikey, MChem 2021-22

Mikey Staines
Project Student (2021-2022)
Now: PhD student with Prof. Saiful Islam, Oxford


Doug Walker
Project Student (2020-2021)
Joint with Layfield Lab

Fruzsina Gnandt

Fruzsina Gnandt
Project Student (2020-2021)
Now: Experimental Office, Labcorp Drug Development

Matt Reveley

MAtthew Reveley
Project Student (2020-2021)
Now: DPhil Student Goicoechea Group, Oxford

Alex Darnley

Alex Darnley
Project Student (2020-2021)
Now: Research Scientist at Surrey NanoSystems Ltd

2019 - 2020
Eli Canham (MChem 2019-20)

Eli Canham
Project Student (2019-2020)
Now: Studying Midwifery at Cardiff University

Harry Jackson (MChem 2019-20)

Harry Jackson
Project Student (2019-2020)

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Vladimir Simenok
Junior Research Associate (JRA; summer 2019)
Now: Research and Development Scientist at Surrey NanoSystems Ltd

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Josh Tyrrell
Project Student (2018-2019)
(RSC Summer Student 2017)

2017 - 2019

Dr Jennifer Smart 
M.Chem. (2017-2018)
(Junior Research Assistant 2016)
Now: Ph.D. from Warwick with Adrian Chaplin

Joe Joseph Paterson
M.Chem. (2016-2017)
2015 - 2016
Peter Winrow Peter Winrow
M.Chem. (2014-2015)
Graduate RA (voluntary 2016)
Now: Ink Technologist at Sun Chemical


Leanne Pentecost
M.Chem. (2014-2015)
Now: Ph.D. Student with Alfredo Vargas


Luke Evans
M.Chem. (2014-2015)

2013 - 2014

Josh Kent

Josh Kent
M.Chem. (2013-2014)
Now: Research Assistant at the Cambridge Institute

Chris Parry

Chris Parry
M.Chem. (2013-2014)

Jack Hayes

Jack Hayes
M.Chem.  (2012-2013)
Vacation Research Assistant 2011/2012
Now: Enterprise Sales at Bloomberg LP

Melvyn at graduation, July 2017

Dr Melvyn Ansell
M.Chem. (2012-2013)
Junior Research Associate 2012 
Now: Patent Attorney (Associate at HLK)
2010 - 2012
Charli Averre, MChem student 2010

Charlotte Averre
M.Chem. (2009-2010)
PGCE at Sussex (2010-2011)
Now: Head of Science at The British School, Rio de Janeiro


Alexander Kerr
M.Chem. (2011-2012)
Now: Encapsulation Technologist, Lambson Ltd, Surrey