Louis Morrill
  • 1 South 1.04

    BA2 7AY Bath

    UK United Kingdom

Accepting Doctoral Students

Personal profile

Research interests

Morrill Research Group website

Based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath, the Morrill research group is focused on inventing new reactions in organic chemistry and developing sustainable catalytic methodologies for synthesis. The utility and impact of our research will ultimately be exemplified through its application in the synthesis of natural products and molecules of biological significance.

Our current core research areas include:

Synthetic organic electrochemistry

Main group catalysis

Borrowing hydrogen catalysis

Cyanamide chemistry

We are also actively engaged in a number of collaborative research projects in the following areas:

Organic mechanochemistry

Organocatalytic artificial enzymes

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Please get in touch to discuss undergraduate, Master’s, PhD and Postdoctoral research opportunities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Organic Chemistry, Doctor of Science, University of St Andrews

Oct 2010Jun 2014

Award Date: 25 Jun 2014

MChem (Hons) 1st Class, Chemistry with Industrial Experience, Master in Science, University of St Andrews

Oct 2005Jun 2010

Award Date: 17 Jun 2010

External positions

Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

Aug 2018Jun 2024

University Research Fellow, Cardiff University

Jun 2015Jul 2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California at Berkeley

Jun 2014Jun 2015


  • Organic Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • main group chemistry
  • Transition Metal Catalysis