Current group members:
Dr. Adrien A. P. Chauvet, Group leader
Adrien obtained his PhD in Biophysics from Purdue University (USA, 2012) in Prof. Sergei Savikhin’s laboratory of ultrafast spectroscopy working on photosynthetic protein complexes. He then moved to Switzerland in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) under a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Majed Chergui followed by a senior postdoc position at the University of Geneva (2015) with Prof. Jean-Pierre Wolf, working on new techniques for the elucidation and control of ultrafast photo-chemical processes. In 2016 he was appointed to a lectureship in physical chemistry at the University of Sheffield.
Dr.Sayantan Bhattacharya, Postdoctpral student (2019-2021)
Sayantan joined the group in March 2018. He is currently optimising different spectroscopy set ups; working on NOPA, MIIPS and microscopy-TA. His main project is to investigate the photo-physics of single porphyrins and metal-oxides thin films.
Arthur Graf, PhD student (2018-2021)
Arthur joined the group in October 2017. He is currently working on the ultrafast transient spectroscopy (Helios) set up. The main project is to investigate the photo-physics of single porphyrins and metal-oxides thin films.
Chloe Britton-Powell, MChem student (2019-2020)
Chloe joined the group in 2019. She is currently working with metal-oxides (TiO2, CuxO, FeOx) thin films to explore the underlying electronic processes that are at the origin of their antibacterial properties.
Josh Crowther, MChem student (2019-2020)
Josh joined the group in 2019. He is currently working with quinine derivatives to understand where they got their anti-malarial properties from. Josh is also building a more convenient sample holder that will facilitate his studies.