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Owen Harper

Owen graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2017 with an MChem in Chemistry. During his degree, Owen spent a year at DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut in Frankfurt, Germany. There he researched ceria-based nanoparticle infused coatings to prevent corrosion on a magnesium alloy. His final year project at Huddersfield involved synthesising a ruthenium coordinated dinuclear double helicate and investigating how a subtle change to the structure can make big thermodynamic and kinetic changes. After graduating, Owen spent some time working for ThermoFisher Scientific as a regulatory affairs specialist.

Owen has many hobbies outside of academia, but he particularly enjoys playing sports, going to the gym and singing to his Japanese peace lily called Lily.


  • Gaining Selectivity Control in Homogeneous Catalytic Ester Formation and Reduction with Multi-Nuclear High Resolution FlowNMR Spectroscopy with Dr Ulrich Hintermair, Dr Catherine Lyall and Dr John Lowe; Industrial Partner: Johnson Matthey — PhD Project


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