Part II Research Year

Present and former Part II year researchers are listed below. If you are an Oxford Undergraduate Chemist interested in undertaking your final year research project in crystallography then please consult the list of potential projects and contact us for further information.

Oct 082017
Mr. Oli Bar (Part II 2017-18)

Oli Bar is investigating geometric parameters of metal organic frameworks using data analysis tools and machine learning.

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

Oct 082017
Ms. Kiaora Tolmie (Part II 2017-18)

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

Oct 082017
Ms. Gwenno Jones (Part II 2017-18)

Gwenno is investigating methods for determination of flexible organic molecular structures using the atomic pair distribution function.

Around labs, Gwenno manages to fit in singing, acting, dancing and painting, and enjoys skiing.

 She still prefers programming in Python 2 over Python 3, and her favourite XC functional is LDA (who knew?).
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Oct 102017
Mr. Lewis C. F. Morgan (Part II 2017-18)

Lewis is working on a project to improve our understanding of modulation in molecular materials by studying analogues of Barluenga’s Reagent.

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

Oct 082017
Mr. James Bird (Part II 2017-18)

James is carrying out a research project using molecular dynamics to improve our models of disorder in crystal structures.

James’ favourite undergraduate course was Prof Ritchie’s Quantum Mechanics stuff, and his preferred exchange correlation functional is the classic PBE.

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Mar 112017
Mr. James Walker (Part II 2016-17)

James is investigating partial proton transfer in a hydrogen bond in some multi-component molecular materials. He is using single crystal diffraction, solid state NMR and computational modeling.

James tempers his enthusiasm for solid state chemistry by playing mixed lacrosse for the University.… Read the rest

Mar 112017
Ms. Laura Fenwick (Part II 2016-17)

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

Mar 112017
Mr. George A. Sackman (Part II 2016-17)

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

Jun 232016
Ms. Katie McInally (Part II 2015-16)

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

Jun 232016
Ms. Jo Baker (Part II 2015-16)

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