Dr. Will Hartley
Originally from Manchester (UK), Will studied chemistry at the University of Sheffield (UK), carrying out synthetic and theoretical research in the groups of Prof. Joe Harrity and Prof. Patrick Fowler FRS. After completing his Master’s thesis in 2016, Will joined the University of St Andrews as an EPSRC CRITICAT CDT student, undertaking a 6-month training programme in three areas of catalysis: homogeneous, heterogeneous, and enzymatic. He carried out his PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Andrew D. Smith, working on the development and mechanistic elucidation of Lewis base-catalysed enantioselective reactions, while also undertaking an industrial placement at Syngenta R&D (UK). In November 2020, he began his post-doctoral career in the group of Prof. Paolo Melchiorre. To relax, he enjoys playing football, listening to Mancunian music, and socialising over a beer.