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Chemist based in Brussels, Belgium. Previous academic and research experience gained in Eindhoven and Cardiff Universities. Proven track record in contributing original ideas to R&D projects and in managing people and projects in a timely manner to deliver successful outcomes, including efficiency savings and positive feedback from industry. Detailed knowledge and experience covering a wide range of chemical synthesis, characterisation and testing procedures (e.g. Autoclaves, Gas Chromatography, Titrations, UV-Vis Spectroscopy). Extended experience in delivering presentations at meetings and international conferences. Strong numeracy and IT skills, including full use of Microsoft Office and specialist software programs (e.g. CasaXPS, Chemdraw, HighScore Plus, Origin, SciFinder).


Past Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    January 2014 --- January 2016
    Confidential Research Project Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ir. Emiel Hensen and Dr. Evgeny Pidko

  • Ph.D. Researcher - Heterogeneous Catalysis
    October 2008 --- March 2013
    Research project directed towards the optimisation of a catalysed process used to synthesise hydrogen peroxide. Aspects of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry were key to this process development, the findings of which have been successfully published, with emphasis placed on sustainable catalysis/waste minimisation. Research undertaken in collaboration with chemical engineers and technologists based at Solvay S.A., Brussels, Belgium (Industrial Sponsor, 2009-2012).

  • Section Coach / Customer Service
    July 2005 --- September 2008
    This was a part time position held alongside undergraduate studies, where in addition to fulfilling the duties of a customer service assistant, I was promoted to a section coach role. This involved training new and existing members of staff on updates to store operating procedures, customer service and due diligence. Valuable experience gained across the clothing, food and drink, hospitality and technology departments, where I was the recipient of several performance bonuses and customer service awards.

  • Quality Control Analyst
    August 2004 --- August 2004
    This was a four week voluntary student placement working in a large analytical laboratory. The placement involved addressing strict quality control targets using a range of sampling, volumetric and spectroscopic techniques, the results of which I presented to the laboratory manager on a daily basis. Training in GLP and Health and Safety was provided in order to access the steel production facilities and surrounding areas for sample collection.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAttention to detailCommunicativeDependabilityOptimismProactivityProblem solvingTrust


LinkedIn Assessment :
Heterogeneous CatalysisCommunity OutreachSalesTeam BuildingscienceOral & Written Communication SkillsWritten & Oral Presentation SkillsChemistryAnalytical techniquesData AnalysisChemDrawCritical ThinkingMeet DeadlinesSciFinderPublic SpeakingPhysical ChemistryOrganic ChemistryAutoclaveFire SafetyPowder X-ray DiffractionR&DNMRgas chromatographyUV/VisCatalysisResearchMaterials ScienceSpectroscopyCharacterizationProject Management

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Lab scale batches Report data Technology research Write papersAdjust processes and methodsassess the needs of the project(s)/program(s) and make changes in process, work flow and/or assignments.Attend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyOperate research equipmentproduct development


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Heterogeneous Catalysis from Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd in 2013
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Chemistry from Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd in 2008
  • in from Crosskeys College in 2005
  • in from Risca Community Comprehensive School in 2003

Training and Certification

  • UK Driving License Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:

Work Preferences

  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 1 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Zaventem, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes