Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Claire R. Yates

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: United Kingdom

Joined group: 2005

Left group: 2008


PhD Organic and Polymer Chemistry - The University of Reading, UK - December 2004

BSc Chemistry with Honours (First Class) - The University of Reading, UK - July 2001


1. Hexafunctionalized Borromeates Using Olein Cross Metathesis, Yates, C. R.; Benítez, D.; Khan, S. I.; Stoddart, J. F. Org. Lett., 2007, 9, 2433.

2. Utilisation of Dendritic Architectures in Molecular Recognition and Self-Assembly Processes, Yates, C. R.; Hayes, W, Mini Rev. Org. Chem., 2005, 2, 1.

3. Synthesis and Applications of Hyperbranched Polymers, Yates, C. R.; Hayes, W. E. Polym. J., 2004, 40, 1257.


I was born in Leicestershire in the United Kingdom in 1979 (which makes me a 70’s child - just) and grew up in the small town of Shepshed. After residing in the ‘midlands’ for 18 years I ventured south to the University of Reading where I studied chemistry and part of my degree program entailed an extensive research project employing controlled free radical polymerization techniques. After my degree, I stayed at Reading and undertook postgraduate research under the guidance of Dr Wayne Hayes and graduated in December 2004 with a PhD in organic and polymer chemistry.

In January 2005, I made the trip across the Atlantic leaving the UK (and the weather) behind and became a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Stoddart group here at UCLA. Here, I am able to satisfy my curiosity within the areas of supramolecular chemistry and nanoscale science, and reap the benefits of working in such an international ‘cultured’ environment.

Outside of the lab I like meeting new people and enjoy the social scene that Los Angeles has to offer. I am an avid football fan (or should I say “soccer”) and I support my local team, Leicester City and of course England!! I love Cadbury’s chocolate and enjoy playing the board game (?) Twister!! I also enjoy skiing, working out at the gym and watching most sports as well as chilling out listening to music or watching TV.

Currently employed by Procter & Gamble based in Cincinnati Ohio!!!


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