Stephen studied at Bangor from 2013 obtaining his B.Sc. First Class (Hons) in Chemistry in 2016, picking up numerous awards for his academic performance. His final year project was titled “Sugar Coated Clusters” in collaboration with Dr Leigh Jones and Dr Martina Lahmann. Attempting the synthesis of single molecular magnets using protected and functionalised monosaccharide ligands targeted to encapsulate polymetallic clusters. Stephen has now begun to undertake his Ph.D. funded by a Knowledge Exploitation Skills Scholarship in the detection of oxacillin resistance in staphylococci. In conjunction with his company partner Sophimark.
2016 – BS.c First Class (Hons) in Cancer Chemistry, Bangor University