People

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.
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Email: a.chauvet@sheffield.ac.uk

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Adrien Chauvet
 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.
Email: sayantan.bhattacharya@sheffield.ac.uk

Sayantan Bhattacharya
Sayantan Bhattacharya
Alexander Auty, Postdoctpral student (2020-2022)

Alex joined the group in the summer 2020. He is currently working on graphene and graphene-based materials, with the hope of fine-tuning them for sensing purposes. His project is part of the Signal in the Soil; a UK-USA initiative whoes aim is to improve our understanding and management of our soils and find ways to preserve it.
Email: a.auty@sheffield.ac.uk

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Alex Auty
 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 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.
Email: agraf2@sheffield.ac.uk

Arthur Graf
Arthur Graf
Nikki Mansouri, PhD student (2020-2023)
“I like to spend my days off either at the gym or at local coffee shops. I used to be a part time  bartender during my undergraduate and masters degree so I learnt to drink a lot of coffee and I would say that I am a pretty good barista and maybe in another life I would have become a mixologist, but this life is dedicated to Chemistry. I also enjoy travelling, my favourite place that I’m never tired of is Venice..”

Nikki joined the group in 2020 for her PhD with Dr Natalia Martsinovich and Dr Adrien Chauvet. She is currently working on graphene and graphene-based materials, with the hope of fine-tuning them for sensing purposes. Her project fits within the larger Signal in the Soil. The ultimate aim of this UK-USA collaboration is to improve our understanding and management of our soils and find ways to preserve it for our future generations.
Email: nnmansouriboroujeni1@sheffield.ac.uk

Negar Mansouriboroujeni
Negar Mansouriboroujeni
Benedict Smith, PhD student (2020-2023)

Benedict Smith was awarded his MSc with distinction in green chemistry and sustainable industrial technology by the University of York in 2020. In the same year, he begins study for his PhD at the University of Sheffield co-supervised by Dr Adrien Chauvet and Dr Jonathan Foster. His research is a joint synthetic and spectroscopic study of the enhancement of the selectivity of graphene-based sensors by the addition of metal organic nanosheets for the realtime detection of phosphate and other small molecules in soil.
Email: bjsmith4@sheffield.ac.uk

Benedict Smith
Benedict Smith
Charlotte Waterman, MChem student (2020-2021)
I like to make the most out of Sheffield by exploring the peak district (and its many pubs) in my free time. I also like to play badminton and enjoy cooking.

Charlotte joined the group in 2020 for her Master project. She is currently working with quinine and quinine derivatives, with the hope of elucidating the reasons behind its anti-malarial properties… The ultimately goal of her project is to help develop more effective drugs.
Email: cewaterman1@sheffield.ac.uk

Charlotte Watterman
Charlotte Waterman
Huan Liu, MSc DDS student (2020-2021)

Huan joined the group in 2021.
Email: hliu111@sheffield.ac.uk

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

Ding joined the group in 2021.
Email: shsu3@sheffield.ac.uk

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Szu-Ding Hsu

Former group members.