Connor Wells

University College London


Research Project: Probing the importance of nanostructure design for medical imaging agents using precision chemistry and characterisation techniques
Gemma-Louise Davies (UCL), James Wilton-Ely (Imperial)

Connor graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2018 with an MSci (with Honours) in Chemistry. During his degree, he spent 9 months at IPCMS (University of Strasbourg) developing mesoporous silica-coated carbon nanotubes for use as theranostic agents. His final year project at Glasgow investigated the cell internalisation of zirconium metal-organic frameworks for drug delivery. Connor’s PhD research will involve an investigation of the impact of nanostructure and chelate design on the behaviour of novel MRI contrast agents.