The Group

Elliot Farrar

Second year PhD student, funded by the EPSRC

Elliot is currently a PhD student in the Grayson Group at the University of Bath. Elliot graduated from the University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences in 2018 before joining the University of Bath later that year. Elliot’s main academic interests lie in the computational modelling and investigation of organic chemical reactions.


Piers Townsend

First year PhD student, funded by the CSCT

Piers graduated from Bangor University in 2018 with an MChem in Chemistry.  During his degree, Piers undertook a summer internship at Liquids Research Ltd where he was involved in the synthesis and characterisation of ferromagnetic fluids. In his third year, he did a computational project under the supervision of Dr. Keith Hughes, where he studied the quantum dynamics of charge-transfer in bulk architecture heterojunction photovoltaic devices. For his Masters project, Piers explored his interest in sustainability and investigated whether plastic mixtures can be characterised using 1H NMR spectroscopy. In his spare time Piers likes playing video games, playing table tennis and exploring the philosophy of our existence.


Toby Lewis-Atwell

Summer project student, MChem Chemistry

Toby is a third year MChem Chemistry student with an interest in computational chemistry and particularly applications of machine learning to chemical problems. When not doing chemistry Toby enjoys learning drawing and python coding.


Abin Punnoose

Undergraduate project student, MChem Chemistry for Drug Discovery

Abin is currently completing the final year of an MChem in Chemistry for Drug Discovery at the University of Bath after a summer placement in Intellectual Property with Wynne Jones in Cardiff.


Angus Keto

Undergraduate project student, MChem Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Training

Angus is currently a final year undergraduate studying for a MChem Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Training. During his year in industry, he worked at Syngenta in Bracknell as part of the Formulation Technology Group looking at existing and novel formulation technologies. His final year project will involve computational chemistry approaches to organic reactions. Some of Angus’ extracurricular interests include sculpture, videogames and cooking.


Isabel Baddeley

Undergraduate project student, BSc Natural Sciences

Isabel is currently a final year Natural Sciences student at the University of Bath. Isabel’s main interests lie in organic chemistry and modelling related to drug discovery. Following the completion of her research project, Isabel hopes to continue her studies at Bath with an MSci in Drug Discovery.


Former Group members

Jaffer Zaidi (2019, summer student)
Carrie Fielden (2019, MSc in Drug Discovery project student)
Monica Smith (2019, MChem Chemistry for Drug Discovery project student)
Piers Townsend (2018-19, CSCT MRes student)
Connor Wallis (2018-19, MSci Natural Sciences project student)
Connor Smieja (2018-19, MChem Chemistry for Drug Discovery project student, winner of the Buchanan prize for best organic undergraduate research project)