Dr Vargini Thangavadivale

Group Leader

After completing her first degree in Sri Lanka, Vargini took up a PhD at the University of York with Prof. Robin Perutz. Her PhD focused on the development and mechanistic understanding of nickel catalysed hydrofluoroarylation reactions and investigated halogen bonding interactions including that of metal fluorides.

Since joining CatSci Ltd as an Associate Principal Scientist, Vargini specialises in scaling up catalytic transformations, focusing on cross-coupling and asymmetric hydrogenation. Now as a Group Leader, Vargini centres her efforts on furthering the catalytic expertise of the group to drive the growth and excellence of our team in this field.

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