Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

A new beginning for our PhD graduates

Mon Jul 13 14:31:00 BST 2015

20150713_summer_graduationThe 2nd of July 2015 marked the beginning of a new era for some of our PhD students from the 2010 cohort. Sarah Abou-Shehada, Alf Hill, Rhodri Jenkins, Lisa Sargeant and Jessica Sharpe graduated with PhDs at the University’s Summer Graduation Ceremony at Bath Abbey.

“It’s great to see another group graduate from the EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies. Our graduates are all landing excellent jobs (see below) and we expect to see them fulfilling their potential as future leaders in the field.”
- CSCT Training Director, Dr Janet Scott.

“The multidisciplinary approach that I learned, set me above others who applied for my job.”
- PhD Graduate, Dr Sarah Abou-Shehada

Alumni Destinations


Dr Sarah Abou-Shehada
Research Project Coordinator, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York

Dr Alf Hill
Process Engineer, Atkins Ltd

Dr Rhodri Jenkins
Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath

Dr Lisa Sargeant
Physical Sciences Portfolio Manager, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Dr Jessica Sharpe
Consultant, Newton Europe

We keep close links with our alumni, who provide a valuable network for the upcoming PhD students in the Centre for Doctoral Training. We often invite them to our events here at the University of Bath, for example, a number of our alumni presented their work and participated in career workshops at the CSCT’s annual Summer Showcase, which took place on 6-8 July 2015. It was particularly valuable for the current PhDs to find out about their individual journeys to their current jobs. In the near future we will start new, exclusive alumni symposia, where our students will get an opportunity to build even closer connections with the graduates, thus developing a growing network of CSCT alumni across many companies, universities and indeed, even many countries. The details of the first event will follow soon.

For more information, please contact:

Rubina Kalra
Digital Communications Co-ordinator
Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

e-mail: R.Kalra@bath.ac.uk
Tel: 01225 385827

About CSCT:
Established in 2008, the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies brings together academic expertise from the University of Bath with international industrial, academic and stakeholder partners to carry out research, training and outreach in sustainable chemical technologies. We have attracted over £25m in overall funding for our activities and the centre has rapidly become an important hub for sustainable chemistry in the UK.