Edward Mitchell (b 1995 in the UK) was an MChem student with the McGonigal group in academic year 2016/2017. After graduating from Durham, Edward moved to Oxford University to undertake a PhD with the Beer Group. During his time in the group, he developed synthetic methods towards substituted tropyliums. As well as being an MChem student, Edward also worked for the group over the summer of 2016 and has had previous lab experience with the Baxendale Group and Thomas-Swan and Co. Ltd. over the summer of 2015 as an intern. In his spare time he enjoys reading, travelling, playing board games and eating lots of cereal (aka the food of the Gods).