• Aston Triangle, MB125, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

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Payal joined the Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry group at Aston in May 2019 as a Research Associate. She is working on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) program to support the delivery of a project called Enabling Technologies and Innovation Competencies Challenge (ETICC). The project is linked between Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR) and Aston Institute of Photonics Technology. Her role involves material based business assist with local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). 

Research Interests

Polymer synthesis

Supercritical carbon dioxide technology

Biopolymers and branched polymers

Surfactants and self-assembly


Material characterization



Having received Five Years Integrated M.Sc Chemistry degree from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India in 2015. Payal embarked EU-funded cotutelle PhD programme (SINCHEM, framework agreement N°2013-0037) between University of Nottingham, UK and ENSCM, France in collaboration with academic (MPIP, Mainz, Germany) and an industrial partner (Croda, Cowick, UK) (2015-2018).


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Nottingham

1 Oct 201515 Nov 2018


1 Oct 201515 Nov 2018

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Research Output 2018 2019

Novel green route towards polyesters-based resin by photopolymerization of star polymers

Baheti, P., Bonneaud, C., Bouilhac, C., Joly-Duhamel, C., Howdle, S. M. & Lacroix-Desmazes, P., 1 Oct 2019, 13, 12, p. 1104–1115

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Sustainable synthesis and precise characterisation of bio-based star polycaprolactone synthesised with a metal catalyst and with lipase

Baheti, P., Gimello, O., Bouilhac, C., Lacroix-Desmazes, P. & Howdle, S. M., 30 Oct 2018, In : Polymer Chemistry. 9, p. 5594-5607

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle