UCL School of Pharmacy

Dr Duncan Browne

Dr Duncan Browne

Associate Professor of Drug Discovery

Pharma & Bio Chemistry

UCL School of Pharmacy

Joined UCL
4th Nov 2019

Research summary

Research in the Browne Research Group focusses on the development of new methods for chemical synthesis and drug discovery. 

We have a keen interest in exploring the use of enabling chemical reactor technologies such as mechanochemistry, ball milling, continuous processing and reactive extrusion. We aim to deliver processes which satisfy any one, or several of the following goals: enable alternative reactivity/selectivity, improve reproducibility, improve sustainability, improve process safety, improves our understanding of an under-explored technique.

Teaching summary

Duncan teaches and tutors organic chemistry and spectroscopy across all year groups including lectures, labs, workshops and projects. 


Since 2019 - Browne Research Group - UCL

2014 - 2019 - Browne Research Group - Cardiff University

2010 - 2014 - PDRA with Steven V. Ley FRS - University of Cambridge

2009 - 2010 - EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship - University of Sheffield

2006 - 2009 - PhD with Joseph P. A. Harrity - University of Sheffield and Syngenta

2002 - 2006 - MChem with Study in Industry - University of Sheffield and GSK