Santanu Panja is originally from West Bengal, India. In 2009 he completed his B.Sc with Honours in Chemistry from Asutosh College, University of Calcutta. He then received an M.Sc. degree specialising in organic chemistry in 2011. After qualifying for the national eligibility test (NET) jointly conducted by UGC and CSIR, Govt. of India, successively in 2010 and 2011, he joined University of Kalyani to pursue doctoral research on supramolecular chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Kumaresh Ghosh. After completion of his Ph.D in 2017, Santanu joined the Université de Bordeaux as research associate (research adviser: Prof. Philippe Barthélémy). Presently, he is working at the University of Glasgow as a Newton Research Fellow under the mentorship of Prof. Dave Adams. His research interest covers the area of supramolecular chemistry, specifically gel chemistry.
After completing a first degree in music (jazz composition) at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Bart studied chemistry at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, obtaining an MChem (1st class honours) and then a PhD in organic chemistry (Diels-Alder reactions of furan-diazenes). After a couple of postdocs at the UEA (synthesis of phthalocyanines then duocarmycin-analogues), he worked at Key Organics Ltd (Camelford, Cornwall) for over four years, synthesizing small heterocyclic building blocks for the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as being part of a long-term in-house drug-discovery project which culminated in a patent. Following his employment with Key Organics, Bart moved to the University of Liverpool to work for Prof Dave Adams, initially on an industry-sponsored project into infrared polymerisation initiators. Following a move to the University of Glasgow, Bart still works for Prof Dave Adams, mainly on the synthesis of small-molecule gelators and designing and building analytical instrumentation as required in the group.
Reza Saberi Moghaddam
Tom Mitra (joint with A. Cooper, 2015- date)
Ana Castilla-Manjon (2015-2016)
Pierre Chambon (2009-2010)
Lin Chen (2009-2012)