Working within the chemistry and biology team, Dafydd specialises in a diverse range of synthetic chemistry technologies, including main group chemistry, transition metal chemistry, organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, separations, materials science, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, and green chemistry.
Prior to joining FPA, Dafydd was a postdoctoral research fellow and PhD researcher in the school of chemistry at Monash University. His PhD research focused on developing bespoke organometallic reagents and methodologies for organic and organometallic reactions. His work emphasised utilising less toxic and more environmentally benign metals such as magnesium, calcium, and aluminium.
Dafydd’s postdoctoral work, funded by the United States Air Force, was focused on polyhedral aluminium hydride compounds as models for hydrogen storage materials. This work involved several international collaborations with academics based in the USA, UK and France.
Dafydd is the author of several peer-reviewed publications, with articles published in journals such as Angewandte Chemie and Chemical Science. He has also been invited to present his research at several national and international conferences.
Before moving to Australia, Dafydd completed his master’s degree at the University of Oxford in the UK, where he spent a year researching homogeneous metal hydride catalysts for the reduction of carbon dioxide.
At Oxford, Dafydd was the recipient of several scholarships for his academic performance, and graduated with first-class honours. He then completed his PhD at Monash having received a full RTP and MITS scholarship.
Type of clients
- Local inventors
- Start-ups and established companies
- Universities and research institutes
- Large multinational companies
- Masters of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK
- Doctor of Philosophy in Inorganic Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Monash University
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry