New year, new arrivals

This month we are joined by Harry Lloyd and Aaron Chambers, who will be starting two exciting, collaborative PhD projects in the group!

Harry is studying time-resolved dynamics of framework materials under electric fields on a joint Diamond Light Source PhD studentship. He’ll be co-supervised by Dr Lucy Saunders and Dr Mark Warren from Diamond, where he’ll spend two years getting hands-on at Beamline I19-1!

Aaron is studying the formation and processing of MOF nanoparticle composites as part of a collaboration initiative between the University of Birmingham and BAM, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin. He’ll be co-supervised by Dr Brian Pauw from BAM, where he’ll visit to perform 3-D printing and in-depth structural characterisation.

Diamond PhD studentship

We’re really excited to offer a PhD studentship for 2020 joint with Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility!

The project is funded for 4 years and the student will spend 2 years at Birmingham, 2 years at Diamond, where they will investigate how the structures of functional materials – including metal–organic frameworks and molecular ferroelectrics – change with applied electric fields.

The student will gain cutting-edge skills in materials synthesis, time-resolved single crystal X-ray diffraction and physical property measurement.

Please see the link above for more information and to register interest. Contact Hamish for any other enquiries.