David Haddleton (Keynote Speaker)
Professor of Chemistry
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
David Haddleton has been working in the area of controlled polymer synthesis for over 25 years since being employed at ICI. His PhD “Photochemistry of some organometallic ethene compounds” was under the supervision of Robin Perutz at the University of York in 1986. He spent one year at the University of Toronto as a PDRA working with Geoff Ozin on metal vapour synthesis and intra zeolite encapsulation of organometallics. He joined ICI in 1988 and spent one year at the University of Southern Mississippi working with polymer liquid crystals. Moving back to the
Current work in the group is in different aspects of developing new polymerisation methodology and using this for novel polymers for industrial applications, polymers for personal care applications, (hair and skin care) and for biomedical and nano medicinal applications (new and targeted peptide and protein conjugation). Recent work includes new conjugation strategy, glycopolymers, monomer sequence control and polymerisation in biological media.
He is the Founder of Warwick Effect Polymers Ltd and more recently Medherant developing transdermal drug delivery.
 A. Anastasaki, V. Nikolaou, D.M. Haddleton, Cu (0)-mediated living radical polymerization: recent highlights and applications: a perspective, Polym. Chem. 7 (2016) 1002-1026.
 A. Anastasaki, V. Nikolaou, G. Nurumbetov, P. Wilson, K. Kempe, J.F. Quinn, T.P. Davis, M.R. Whittaker, D.M. Haddleton, Cu(0)-mediated living radical polymerization: a versatile tool for materials synthesis, Chem. Rev. 116 (2016) 835-877.
 E. Frick, A. Anastasaki, D.M. Haddleton, C. Barner-Kowollik, Enlightening the mechanism of copper mediated photo RDRP via high-resolution mass spectrometry, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (2015) 6889-6896.
 G.R. Jones, Z.D. Li, A. Anastasaki, D.J. Lloyd, P. Wilson, Q. Zhang, D.M. Haddleton, Rapid synthesis of well-defined polyacrylamide by aqueous Cu (0)-mediated reversible-deactivation radical polymerization, Macromolecules 49 (2016) 483-489.
 G.R. Jones, R. Whitfield, A. Anastasaki, D.M. Haddleton, Aqueous copper(II) photoinduced polymerization of acrylates: Low copper concentration and the importance of sodium halide salts, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138 (2016) 7346-7352.
 A. Simula, A. Anastasaki, D.M. Haddleton, Methacrylic zwitterionic, thermoresponsive, and hydrophilic (co)polymers via cu(0)-polymerization: the importance of halide salt additives, Macromol. Rapid Comm. 37 (2016) 356-361.
 Z.C. Tang, P. Wilson, K. Kempe, H. Chen, D.M. Haddleton, Reversible regulation of thermoresponsive property of dithiomaleimide-containing copolymers via sequential thiol exchange reactions, ACS Macro Lett. 5 (2016) 709-713.
 Q. Zhang, M.X. Li, C.Y. Zhu, G. Nurumbetov, Z.D. Li, P. Wilson, K. Kempe, D.M. Haddleton, Well-defined protein/peptide-polymer conjugates by aqueous Cu-LRP: synthesis and controlled self-assembly, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (2015) 9344-9353.