Post-doctoral Researchers

Subhasis Paul


Subhasis was born in Kolkata, India in 1990. He completed his B.Sc. in Chemistry from University of Calcutta in 2011 and M.Sc. in Chemistry from IIT Delhi in 2013 under the supervision of Prof. Sreedevi Upadhyayula. Then he pursued his doctoral studies in Organic Chemistry at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS, India) under the guidance of Prof. Joyram Guin (2013-2019). His doctoral research work focused on radical based construction of C-C bonds through direct activation of C-H bonds by visible-light photocatalysis or molecular oxygen. In July, 2021 he moved to University of Nottingham as postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Dr. Mattia Silvi to explore the new scope of photocatalysis in modern organic chemistry. In his spare time Subhasis loves to do photography and playing cricket, soccer.

PhD Students

Dario Filippini


Dario was born in Rome, Italy in 1996. In 2017 he obtained his BSc in biochemistry from Sapienza University of Rome under the supervision of Prof. Ingeborg Grgurina. In 2019 he obtained his MSc in organic chemistry from the same university under the supervision of Prof. Patrizia Gentili studying the synthesis and photostimulation of 2-(hydroxyimino)aldehydes through UV-LED sources. In January 2020 he moved to Nottingham to start a new experience as a PhD student in the group of Dr Mattia Silvi. In his spare time Dario enjoys doing sports such as swimming or sailing.

Matthew Pratley

Matthew was born in Berkshire, United Kingdom in 1995. In 2019, he obtained is MChem at Keele University. His final year project was under the supervision of Dr Matthew O’Brien and looked at the stereoselective synthesis of 2,4,6-Tetrahydropyrans. After a brief period in industry, Matthew joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. In October 2021 Matthew started his PhD under the joint supervision of Prof. Michael George, Dr Mattia Silvi and Prof. Ioan Nottingher. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys playing and coaching football, as well as running and drumming.

Undergraduate Students

Matthew Grady

Matt was born in London in 2000 and has been studying Chemistry in Nottingham since 2018. He started his 4th year project in the Silvi research group in October 2021. He has a keen interest in the environment and sustainability both in and out of the lab. He enjoys being active, as a member of the triathlon, softball and canoe polo teams at the university.