Oliver graduated from Loughborough University with an MEng in Materials Science and Engineering in July 2021, where his research projects focussed on green technology. As a part of his studies he also spent a year in industry working at Zotefoams, a physically-blown crosslinked polymer foam manufacturer, which served as a source of inspiration to pursue a research project in sustainable polymers.

Oliver joined the group in July 2021 as a PhD researcher investigating sustainable polymers derived from plant oils. Research focusses will include extracting monomers directly from a range of plant oils via transesterification and subsequently using RAFT polymerisation to make homopolymers and copolymers for applications where they can replace materials derived from petrochemical sources.

Ollie is co-supervised by Dr Helen Willcock.