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Katherine Jolley

Assistant Professor of Chemical Education, Faculty of Science



Katie completed her MChem degree in 2009 at the University of Bath including an industrial placement year at GSK Stevenage within Research and Development. Following this she completed her PhD in 2013 on the development of novel ruthenium catalysts for asymmetric hydrogenation applications at the University of Warwick with Prof. Martin Wills. Katie gained experience of organic flow and process chemistry via postdoctoral positions with Prof. John Blacker at the University of Leeds (2013-2016) and Prof. Richard Brown at the University of Southampton (2016-2018). Katie returned to GSK for a short time working on the development of a novel antibiotic, before taking up a teaching position at the University of Nottingham in 2019. Within the School of Chemistry at Nottingham, Katie teaches within the Organic Section and also on business and enterprise modules within the department. Since 2021 she is also the Careers Officer for the School of Chemistry.

Expertise Summary

Expertise within chemistry include: Organic Synthesis; Flow Chemistry; Process Chemistry; Green/Sustainable Chemistry; Organic electrochemistry

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