Kevin Carr firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin, whose Ph.D. studentship is funded by the EPSRC, is researching ambiphilic metal ligand assisted C-H activation in collaboration with the Davies group in Leicester. The research primarily involves mechanistic understanding with the aim to exploit the process in the formation of heterocycles via intramolecular functionalisation.
Kevin graduated from Heriot-Watt University in 2012 after completing his MChem project with Stuart Macgregor, this involved an investigation into catalytic aryl-CF3 bond formation at Pd centres in collaboration with Vladamir Grushin. Outside of research Kevin is a member of the Heriot-Watt University fencing team.
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Metal Control of Selectivity in Acetate-Assisted C-H Bond Activation: An Experimental and Computational Study of Heterocyclic, Vinylic and Phenylic C(sp2)-H Bonds at Ir and Rh.
20th April 2016
Congratulations to Kevin Carr who passed his PhD Viva today.
1st September 2015
Kevin attended the DFT 2015 Conference in Debrechen where he presented a poster on his current work in C-H Activation.
3rd January 2015
On Friday 23rd January the C-H Activationers (Stuart, Claire and Kevin) headed to the University of Leicester for a one-day symposium on catalytic C-H functionalization. Our team helped organise the event with our collaborators at the University of Leicester, which was attended by 90 chemists from academia and industry. Stuart also presented some of our collaboration's most recent results. Photos from the event can be seen here.
As we can't resist a curry, we took the main speakers out for a meal on the Friday evening, here is most of the group tucking into the starters: