Rebecca Greenaway


Becky first joined the group in May 2013 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, and is now named researcher on the EPSRC proposal ‘Porous Liquids: Understanding, Scope and Applications’ (EP/R005710/1). Alongside porous liquids, her research interests also cover the use of high-throughput automation in the synthesis of novel organic cages and other supramolecular species.

Becky obtained her MChem in Chemistry with Study in Industry from the University of Sheffield in 2009, before moving to the University of Oxford for her DPhil in organic chemistry supported by a Syngenta CASE Award under the supervision of Prof. Edward Anderson. This research centred on the development and optimisation of new methodologies for palladium-catalysed cascade cyclisations to access amidodienes, with the eventual application to the synthesis of the framework of the natural product.

In her spare time she enjoys undertaking new craft projects, alongside playing airsoft and socialising with friends.


Selected Publications:

High-Throughput Discovery of Organic Cages and Catenanes using Computational Screening fused with Robotic Synthesis, Nature Commun., 2018, 9, 2849

Understanding Gas Capacity, Guest Selectivity and Diffusion in Porous Liquids, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 2640

Liquids with Permanent Porosity, Nature, 2015, 527, 216