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

Me
Adrien Chauvet
 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 porphyrin-embedded complexes.
Email: agraf2@sheffield.ac.uk

Arthur Graf
Arthur Graf
 Joseph Williams, MChem student (2018-2019)
4th year MChem student. When not in university, I enjoy listening to and making music, photography, and spending time outdoors. I spend lots of time in the Peak District! I am fascinated by nature and the environment, which is what drew me to Adrien’s research group, as the research tackles important problems that humanity faces, with help from nature.

Joe joined the group in September 2018. He is currently working on imaging wheat plants using OCT. The objective of the project is to investigate the growth of fungus in space and time using this non-invasive technique.
Email: jjwilliams1@sheffield.ac.uk

Joe Williams
Joe Williams
 Holly Bradshaw, MChem student (2018-2019)
Chemistry masters student who loves film photography, embroidery and pancakes. On my days off you’ll probably find me watching documeries or walking in the peaks.

Holly joined the group in September 2018. She is currently investigating the ultrafast dynamics of Chl a when excited at unusual wavelength. The objective of the project is 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.
Email: habradshaw1@sheffield.ac.uk

Holly Bradshaw
Holly Bradshaw

Former group members.