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.
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 porphyrin-embedded complexes.
高 英涵 [Yinghan Gao], Will, Visiting Researcher (2017-2018)
Will joined the group in November 2017.
Shuangyue Wang, Master Student (2017-2018)
Shuangyue joined the group in October 2017.
Holly Khan, MSc student (2017-2018)
Holly joined the group in September 2017. She is currently characterising single synthetic porphyrins using the ultrafast transient spectroscopy (Helios) set up. She is also setting up the microfluidic flow cell that will facilitate the different laser experiments.
Jake Finkel, MSc student (2017-2018)
“I’m from North London, I love listening to music (my favourite band is radiohead), I am a big Chelsea supporter and I am passionate about travelling. I’ve also recently picked up the guitar which I am really enjoying.”
Jake joined the group in September 2017. He is currently characterising copper and iron oxides thin films that are used as self-cleaned surfaces. The goal is to understand how these metal oxides form singlet oxygen under UV-light exposure.
Zak Bragg, MSc student (2017-2018)
Zak joined the group in September 2017. He is currently characterising single synthetic porphyrins using the ultrafast transient spectroscopy (Helios) set up.