To unwind after a hard day of Python algorithms he plays tennis and badminton, and enjoys swimming. He prefers the non-standard setting of space group 14, P21/n, and at the time of writing … Read the rest
Kiaora’s research project is to determine the structures of molecules which are liquids at room temperature or otherwise hard-to-crystallize using crystalline host frameworks and/or low temperature in-situ crystallization techniques.
While away from the lab Kiaora indulges in the incompatible sports of baking and swimming.
Her favourite space group is P21/c and … Read the rest
Around labs, Gwenno manages to fit in singing, acting, dancing and painting, and enjoys skiing.
Away from the lab Lewis enjoys sports including football, rugby, and American football, as well as the odd game of FIFA.
He was inspired to join the group after attending the Structural Methods Options … Read the rest
James’ favourite undergraduate course was Prof Ritchie’s Quantum Mechanics stuff, and his preferred exchange correlation functional is the classic PBE.
James tempers his enthusiasm for solid state chemistry by playing mixed lacrosse for the University.… Read the rest
Laura is testing properties of new formulations of pharmaceutical materials. She is aiming to measure and understand the changes in dissolution rate of common pharmaceuticals when they are cocrystallised with different coformers.
In her spare time Laura swims, runs and cycles as part of the University Triathlon Team.… Read the rest
George is developing machine learning methods for classification and visualisation of experimental data. The first part of his project involves identification of metabolite changes in plants under changing environmental conditions, including the effect of auxinic herbicides. He is also looking at formulation of these herbicides to find ways of increasing their efficiency and reducing environmental … Read the rest
Katie is investigating crystallisation properties of different classes of materials. The results will be compared with crystallisability predictions carried out as part of Jerome Wicker‘s Part II and DPhil research, and previous measurement of molecular crystallisation properties.
Katie undertook rapid prototyping of her crystallisation apparatus using Lego, LEDs, plenty of solder and a Raspberry … Read the rest
Jo is investigating crystalline materials which undergo light-induced changes in the solid-state. We will make use of these materials as model systems for in situ tracking by diffraction of conformational changes and reactions which can be triggered by external stimuli.… Read the rest