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Heather Parker

Heather graduated with an MSci in Chemistry from the University of Bristol in 2010 where she spent a year researching the use of iron-based catalysts for the novel process of reductive cross-coupling. She then spent a year working as a science technician in a school before joining the CDT in 2011. Aside from chemistry her interests include music, badminton and photography.

  • Depolymerized lignin for the aviation and care product sectors – catalyst design and product testing with Dr Matthew Jones and Dr Chris Chuck; Industrial Partner: Airbus Group — PhD project
  • Catalytic direct amide formation with Professor Jonathan Williams, Dr Pawel Plucinski and Professor Stan Kolaczkowski — 2nd MRes project
  • Renewable additives for aviation and transport fuels with Dr Chris Chuck and Dr Matthew Jones — 1st MRes project