Who Am I?

You may be wondering who I am and what I do (although I doubt it). Well, at the moment, I don't do much. I studied for my BSc degree in Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Wales, Swansea, with one year of that spent at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada working for Professor Vic Snieckus on synthetic organic chemistry. I then stayed on at Swansea to study for a PhD in Chemistry, which I completed in July 2003. Currently, I'm still in Swansea, without a job, and trying to sort my life out. Don't hold your breath folks!

My interests include rocketry (obviously), electronics (but mostly only when it relates to rocketry), running, fireworks, drinking beer and eating curry, and drinking scrumpy cider and listening to The Wurzels.


Intramolecular Anionic Friedel-Crafts Equivalents. An Expeditious Synthesis of 4H-1,2-Benzothiazin-4-one 1,1-Dioxides from N-Arylsulfonylated Amino Acids
W. I. Iwema Bakker, O. B. Familoni, J. Padfield and V. Snieckus*
Synlett 1997, 1079.

Experimental and computational studies on the solvatochromism and thermochromism of 4-pyridiniophenolates
J. O. Morley* and J. Padfield
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 2002, 1698.


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