Chemistry Staff Profiles

Ben Greedy grew up in Taunton, before reading chemistry at St Catherine's College, Oxford. He remained at St Catherine's after his graduation and completed a DPhil in organic chemistry in 2003. Since then, he has held post-doctoral research posts at Cardiff University, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre in Florida, and the University of Bath. In addition to coaching football and cricket teams, he is head of Chindits, a tutor in Tuckwell house and runs the clay shooting activity.

Dr David Snell was brought up in South Wales and went to the University of Coventry to study applied chemistry, followed by the University of Bath to study for a PhD in polymer chemistry. He then pursued a career in product development, during which time he joined the Royal Marine Reserves, culminating in serving on Operation Herrick 7 in Afghanistan. In addition to his teaching of chemistry, David is housemaster of Woodard House, the 2nd XV rugby coach and also involved with athletics.

Momoka Hayashi studied chemistry at the University of Bath before completing a PGCE at the same institution. Following a year teaching chemistry at St. George’s school in Aachen, Germany she joined King’s as a member of the chemistry team in 2015. Momoka is deputy housemistress in Carpenter House and has a keen interest in football, helping to run the girls team and primary school football (PSF) activity

Dafydd Jones studied chemistry at Cardiff University. He joined us with his wife Laura (Carpenter Housemistress) from Llandovery College where he was a housemaster and Head of Co-Curricular Activities. Dafydd is also a level 3 rugby coach.

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