Melvyn completed his PhD in Chemistry (2017) and MChem in Chemistry (1st Class Honors, 2013) at the University of Sussex.
His research focused on the development of novel and high active palladium catalyst. These catalysts were subsequently utilised in the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant precursors.
Before joining E+F in 2017, Melvyn was a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow at the University of Manchester where his research focused on the development of low valent iron and cobalt catalyst for the use in borylation chemistry.
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