Alumni

Past group members:

Isobel Meikle, MSc student (2021-2022)

Isobel joined the group in 2021 and was working on series of Zn-OEP that have various degrees of oxidations; the goal was to evaluate the tunability of their inter system crossing and triplet lifetimes.
Email:imeikle1@sheffield.ac.uk

Isobel Meikle
Dr.Sayantan Bhattacharya, Postdoctpral student (2019-2022)

Sayantan joined the group in March 2018. His main project was to investigate the photo-physics of single porphyrins and metal-oxides thin films.
He left Sheffield for a second postdoc at UCL.
We wish him all the best in his career!

Sayantan Bhattacharya
Rouven Maier, MSc student (2021-2022)

Rouven joined the group in 2021 as an Erasmus student from Germany. He worked on novel antimalarial drugs… to see which ones undergo photo-induced proton transfers.
Rouven obtained his Bachelor in Chemistry at the Heidelberg Univeristy (2020), where he was also doing his Master in Chemistry… interested in physical and theoretical chemistry, especially regarding about spectroscopy.
We wish him all the best in his career!

Rouven Maier
Arthur Graf, PhD student (2018-2021)
A German guy with a Brazilian touch. Enjoy spending my free time admiring landscapes and rainy days. I like playing games too. Also I’m a spectroscopy and Inorganic chemistry enthusiast. Give me desserts and you will have my full loyalty.

Arthur joined the group in October 2017. He was working on the ultrafast transient spectroscopy (Helios) set up. The main project was to investigate the photo-physics of single porphyrins and metal-oxides thin films.
He was then awarded a 3-month KE Scholarship to work with MetalloBio.
left the group to do a postdoc at Cardiff.
We wish him all the best in his career!

Arthur Graf
Arthur Graf
Szu-Ding Hsu, MSc student (2020-2021)

Ding joined the group in 2021 to work on novel graphene-based material.
We wish him all the best in his career!

Szu-Ding Hsu
Huan Liu, MSc DDS student (2020-2021)

Huan joined the group in 2021. While at Sheffield, he studied photo-induced proton transfers in various compounds.
We wish him all the best in his career!

Huan Liu
Charlotte Waterman, MChem student (2020-2021)

Charlotte joined the group in 2020 for her Master project. She was working with quinine and quinine derivatives, with the hope of elucidating the mysteries behind their anti-malarial properties… The ultimately goal of her project is to help develop more effective drugs.
We wish her all the best in her career!

Charlotte Waterman
Chloe Britton-Powell, MChem student (2019-2020)

Chloe joined the group in 2019. She was working with metal-oxides (TiO2, CuxO, FeOx) thin films to explore the underlying electronic processes that are at the origin of their antibacterial properties.
We wish her all the best in her career!

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Chloe Britton-Powell
Josh Crowther, MChem student (2019-2020)

Josh joined the group in 2019. He was working with graphitic carbon nitrides; a novel class of material that deserve to be better understood because of its potential applications as catalyst. Josh was also building a more convenient sample holder that will facilitate his studies.
We wish him all the best in his career!

Joshua Crowther
Josh Crowther
Chenyu Wang, MSc student (2019)

Chenyu joined the group in 2019. He was working on metal-oxides (TiO2) thin films.
We wish him all the best in his career!

 Joseph Williams, MChem student (2018-2019)

Joe joined the group in September 2018. He work on imaging wheat and tomato plants using OCT. The objective of the project was to investigate the growth of fungus in space and time using this non-invasive technique, as well as to monitor any morphological responses of the plant to stress.
We wish him all the best in his career!

Joe Williams
Joe Williams
 Holly Bradshaw, MChem student (2018-2019)

Holly joined the group in September 2018. She was investigating the ultrafast dynamics of Chl a when excited at unusual wavelength. The objective of the project was to check if different excitation lead to noticeable changes in yield and lifetimes of the different excited states; and thus to understand the early relaxation pathways.
We wish her all the best in her career!

Holly Bradshaw
Holly Bradshaw
 高 英涵 [Yinghan Gao], Will, Visiting Researcher (2017-2018)

   Will joined the group in November 2017. He worked on developing an alternative fitting method for ultrafast transient data.
We wish him all the best in his career!

 Shuangyue Wang, MSc (2017-2018)

  Shuangyue joined the group in October 2017. She worked in collaboration with Steve Matcher’s group on Optical Coherence Tomography, and applied the technique to see through plants.
We wish her all the best in her career!

 Holly Khan, MChem student (2017-2018)

   Holly joined the group in September 2017. She characterised single synthetic porphyrins using the ultrafast transient spectroscopy (Helios) set up. We wish her all the best in her career!

 Jake Finkel, MChem student (2017-2018)

   Jake joined the group in September 2017. He characterised copper and iron oxides thin films that have anti-bacterial properties. The goal was to understand how these metal oxides form singlet oxygen under UV-light exposure. The project was succesfull and will hopefully lead to a publication.
We wish him all the best in his career!

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Jake Finkel
 Zak Bragg, MChem student (2017-2018)

   Zak joined the group in September 2017. He characterised single synthetic porphyrins using the ultrafast transient spectroscopy (Helios) set up.
We wish him all the best in his career!

 Thomas R. Carr, MSc student (2017)

   Tom has obtained his master degree from The University of Sheffield in 2017. He performed, in collaboration with Steve, the first ultrafast transient experiment of the group. Hi goal was to investigate the relaxation pathways of Chl a and H2-OEP, two model porphyrin in natural and artificial photosynthesis. He also built Sheffield’s first model of the micro-fluidic flow cell. Congratulation and our best wishes for your next position.

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Thomas Carr
 Stephen Gallon , MSc student (2017)

   Steve has obtained his master degree from The University of Sheffield in 2017. He joined the group to further developed the frame-by-frame analysis. He successfully applied it to the Chl a he took in the laser lab. He also made and tested the first generation on miniature magnetic stirrer bar using a home-made magnetic plastic.
Good job Steve and all the best in you career!

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Stephen Gallon
 Liam Banerji , MChem student (2016-2017)

   Liam has obtained his master degree from The University of Sheffield in May 2017. During his project he developed a frame-by-frame analysis to resolve the non-exponential relaxation components of photo-excited heme-proteins.
Excellent work! We wish him all the best for his future adventures! If you wish to contact him please email him at liam_banerji@yahoo.co.uk