The Ball Group is based in the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry, part of the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, UK.
May 2020. A fully-funded, 4-year PhD studentship is available under the co-supervision of Prof. Ross Denton and Dr Liam Ball. The project will involve collaboration with GSK and the University of Strathclyde. More details can be found here. Funding is restricted to UK and EU applicants only.
April 2020. Tom Barber's paper on phosphine synthesis is published in ACS catalysis. Congratulations Tom!
April 2020. Mark Jurrat's collaborative work with Andy Chapman and Louis Adriaenssens is published in JACS. Many congratulations all!
April 2020. Mark Jurrat's paper on bismuth mediated arylation is published in Nature Chemistry! Many congratulations on a job well done!
October 2019. Welcome to Ben Joynson, who joins us for his PhD following undergraduate studies at the University of Bristol.
October 2019. Welcome to Mahri Park, Sophie Taylor and Will Shepherd who join the group for their final-year research projects.
August 2019. Congratulations to Mark Jurrat, who successfully defended his PhD viva. First Alumnus of the Ball group!
May 2019. Welcome to Desiree Dalligos, Charlie Swan and Gemma Valentine who join the group for their PhDs as members of the CDT in Sustainable Chemistry.
April 2019. A fully-funded 3.5 year PhD studentship (starting October 2019) is available to UK or EU applicants. **Position now filled**
October 2018. Congratulations to Katie Ruffell, whose Year-in-Industry research has been published in Organometallics.
September 2018. Welcome to Katie Ruffell, who joins the group for her PhD in collaboration with Syngenta. Welcome to Nicole Tsang, Jo Lee and Jean-Paul Heeb who join the group for their final year Masters projects.
Congratulations to Mark Jurrat for being selected to present his research at the prestigious J-NOST-14 conference in Hyderabad this November. Congratulations also to Tom Barber for winning 'best talk' at the CDT's Annual Industrial Showcase.
July 2018. Congratulations to Mark Jurrat and Lorenzo Maggi for winning the Leslie Crombie Prize (best talk) and Frederick Kipping Prize (best poster), respectively, at Nottingham's annual Postgraduate Symposium.
June 2018. Welcome to Alex Edmonds, who Joins the group for a summer research project.
April 2018. Welcome to Aaron Senior, who joins the group as a member of Nottingham's CDT in Sustainable Chemistry.
December 2017. Two industry-funded PhD positions are available to UK/EU candidates (to start in October 2018). Please contact Liam for further information. **Positions now filled**
Welcome to Valentin Magne, who joins the group as an EPSRC-funded post-doctoral researcher.
October 2017. Welcome to James Gillespie, James Elverson and Charlie Swan who join the group for their final-year research projects.
August 2017. Welcome to Teresa Ambrosio, who joins the group from the Loernaz group as a member of Nottingham's CDT in Sustainable Chemistry.
July 2017. Congratulations to Mark Jurrat for winning the Frederick Kipping Poster Prize at Nottingham's annual postgraduate symposium. Farewell to Evie Newby and Ellie Nichols, who leave us for positions at Syngenta and Diageo.
April 2017. Welcome to Tom Barber, who joins the group as a member of Nottingham's CDT in Sustainable Chemistry. Congratulations also to Tom for winning best presentation prize at the CDT's Dragons' Den event.
December 2016. Many congratulations to Evie Newby who has been awarded a Syngenta Prize for academic excellence.
Christmas comes to the Ball group!
October 2016. Welcome to PhD student Lorenzo Maggi who joins the group from the University of Pavia. Welcome also to Evie Newby and Ellen Nichols who join the group for their final-year research projects.
October 2016. Congratulations to Bjork Tyril who wins a prize for presentation of a poster on her summer project in the group.
September 2016. Farewell to Bjork Tyril who leaves us for a final year research project in the Woodward group.
July 2016. Welcome to Bjork Tyril who joins the group for a BP-funded summer project. The transition to the GSK Carbon Neutral Lab is complete.
June 2016. Farewell to Michele Formica and Jamie Cadge who leave the group to pursue PhDs at Oxford and Bristol.
October 2015. Welcome to Michele Formica and Jamie Cadge who join the group for their final-year research projects.
September 2015. Welcome to PhD student Mark Jurrat who joins the group from the Leibniz-Institute for Catalysis, Germany.
July 2015. Lab set-up begins in Nottingham