A warm welcome to Suzie Hughes, who joins us this month to start her PhD looking into MOFs and hybrid perovskites for sensing. She got a 1st from Bath University and has experience from her Masters project on adsorption and release using flexible MOFs. We’re really excited for this science and to work with Suzie over the next few years!!
This month we are joined by Matthew Liddle and Samuel Gale, who will be carrying out their Masters research projects with the group. Matt’s project is looking at phase behaviour of a carboxyphosphonate MOF, BIRM-1, which has potential use in ion exchange and transport. Sam’s project is investigating relationships between the physical properties of hybrid perovskite ferroelectrics and their structural chemistry.
Both Sam and Matt also have a second co-supervisor, Prof Paul Anderson, as well as his PhD student Joe Barker, who joins us as an honorary group member involved in day-to-day supervision of the projects.
Welcome, Sam, Matt and Joe!
Congratulations to Vicky and Matt for handing in their MSci theses today!
The group celebrated the occasion with a wonderfully al-fresco lunch and bubbly at Joe’s bar. Much like today’s weather, the projects this year were not exactly free from disruption but Vicky and Matt both did a great job nevertheless!
It was great to have you in the group – good luck for all your future endeavours and well done again!
The Yeung group had its first virtual Christmas dinner via Zoom!
The Quiz – thanks to Quizmaster Harry – was won by Aaron. Congratulations!
Wishing all of our friends, colleagues and collaborators a Merry Christmas and a hopeful New Year!
This month Joe Atherton joins us to start his PhD project on pre-nucleation in MOF formation, and Vicky Akroyd and Matt Bradberry begin their MSci fourth year projects with us. Welcome Joe, Vicky and Matt!