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Yehia Amar

Yehia Amar

PhD student



  • MEng in Chemical Engineering (First Class Honours) from Imperial College London, 2015



Research Interests

Sustainable Reaction Engineering group

  • Design of Experiments
  • Machine learning
  • Asymmetric hydrogenation
  • Mechanistic study

Research Supervision

  • Prof. Alexei Lapkin
  • Dr. Lucy Colwell
  • Dr. Paul Deutsch (UCB Pharma)

Other Professional Activities


  • Michaelmas 2016: Part I Chemical Engineering Laboratory (marking lab reports)
  • Lent 2017: Part IIA Heterogeneous Reactors (5 supervision groups)

International conference presentations:

  • APACT 2016 (poster)
  • AIChE Annual Meeting 2017 (oral)
  • ACS National Meeting 2018 (oral)

Key Publications

  • A. Echtermeyer, Y. Amar, J. Zakrzewski, A. Lapkin, "Self-optimisation and model-based design of experiments for developing a C–H activation flow process", Beilstein J Org Chem201713, p. 150-163 (doi:10.3762/bjoc.13.18)


Coming soon:

  • Y. Amar, A. Schweidtmann, P. Deutsch, L. Cao, A. Lapkin, "Machine learning and molecular descriptors enable rational solvent selection in asymmetric catalysis"
  • Y. Amar, J. Iggo, P. Deutsch, A. Lapkin, "Efficient Rh-Walphos catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenation of a chiral gamma-lactam"
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