Congratulations are due to Marc Reid who had a very busy and successful summer. Since the start of the year, Marc has been working as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones (Edinburgh). However, during July he found the time to sit his PhD viva (passed with flying colours), get married (she said yes) and go on a honeymoon (that was the easy part). Marc’s thesis was “On the Design and Further Applications of Iridium(I) Complexes in Hydrogen Isotope Exchange Processes”. During his PhD Marc has been very active in integrating the predictive power of computational chemistry to help guide the design and development of new iridium catalysts and several of the results of this work have already been published, with a few more to come…
We should also take this chance to congratulate Marc for his belated award of the “Gavin Forsyth Prize for Organic Chemistry”, which Marc was awarded in August for his 2nd year of studies during his PhD – better late than never – and another excellent effort.
Well done Marc and we all wish you the best in your future endeavours.
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