"Fiona Hatton obtained her MChem degree in Medicinal Chemistry with Pharmacology from the University of Liverpool in 2010. She stayed at the University of Liverpool for her PhD (2010-2014) which focused on the preparation of highly branched dendritic polymers for biomedical applications. In 2014 she joined the Division of Coating Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm as a postdoctoral researcher. During this time, she worked primarily on cellulose modification with bio- and synthetic polymers. In 2016, she returned to the UK to work as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield, preparing functional polymer colloids by polymerization-induced self-assembly.
In 2018, Fiona became a Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry in the Department of Materials at Loughborough University. Her research interests include renewable polymer synthesis, block copolymer self-assembly and hydrogels for biomedical applications."
- PhD Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, 2014
- MChem (1st class) Medicinal Chemistry with Pharmacology, University of Liverpool, 2010
Outline of main research interests:
- Synthetic polymer chemistry
- Self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers
- In situ monitoring of polymer self-assembly
- Polymer composite materials utilising nanocellulose
FYF321 – Materials and Materials Processing
MPB203 – Polymers: Processing
MPC104/MPD103 – Tomorrow’s Materials
MPC231 Biomaterials 2 (Biomaterials for Drug Delivery)
MPP503/MPP603 – Polymerisation and Polymer Blends
MPP558 – Sustainable Use of Materials
Part A and B Year Tutor
F. L. Hatton, “Recent Advances in the RAFT Polymerization of Monomers Derived from Renewable Resources”, Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 220-229. Special Issue: Emerging Investigators 2020.
E. E. Brotherton, F. L. Hatton,* A. A. Cockram, M. J. Derry, A. Czajka, E. J. Cornel, P. D. Topham, O. O. Mykhaylyk, S. P. Armes,* “In Situ SAXS Studies During RAFT Aqueous Emulsion Polymerization”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 13664-13675.
J. R. Lovett, M. J. Derry, P. Yang, F. L. Hatton, N. J. Warren, P. W. Fowler, S. P. Armes, “Can percolation theory explain the gelation behavior of diblock copolymer worms?”, Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 7138-7144.
F. L. Hatton,* J. R. Lovett, S. P. Armes,* “Synthesis of well-defined epoxy-functional spherical nanoparticles by RAFT aqueous emulsion polymerization”, Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 4856-4868.
For a full list of publications see Google Scholar page
External roles and appointments:
Co-opt member of the CISG/CSCG Joint Colloid Group committee
Member of the Early Career Colloid Committee (ECColloid)
Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)