Jerome’s project is focussed on using machine learning techniques to develop predictive models for crystallisation. When not in the lab he can be found plying his trade (with great success) with Worcester College 2nd XI football or Worcester Darts 2nd VIII.… Read the rest
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
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
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
Oliver joins the group undertaking a project searching for trends and correlations between crystal structure similarity and molecular similarity. He will also attempt to extend his analysis to co-crystal formation rules for which he will undertake and analyse a significant number of combinatorial experiments.
Outside work he spends much of his free time at the … Read the rest
Alex is undertaking a research project attempting to automatically model severe disorder with crystal structures using a Monte-Carlo approach. Alex is firmly in the computational side of the research group avoiding any crystallisation or actual diffraction at all costs.
For his Part II year, Karim worked in Chem. Cryst. studying ion binding in rotaxanes (in collaboration with Paul Beer’s research group). He has now returned to do a D. Phil. spending part of his time at Diamond Light Source. When he’s not at Diamond he can be found playing darts or cricket for Worcester … Read the rest
Marta is researching porous complexes which can be used in analysis of non-crystalline compounds. Outside of the lab Marta reads crime novels, goes to the theatre, opera and cinema. She also makes a chatty volunteer!… Read the rest