"Nanomaterials for Security Applications"
Research and development on nano-scale materials such as gold colloids, quantum dots with supramolecular functionalisation, for security applications, such as explosives detection and fingerprinting.
MRes (UCL, SECReT) - Feasibility Study into the use of SMO Electrochemical Sensors for Detection of Explosives - Prof. I Parkin and Prof. S Hailes
MChem (Christ Church, Oxford) - Masters in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Porphyrins) under Professor Harry Anderson
Research internships at the University of Southampton in Macrocyclic Chemistry
I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...
WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC
I wanted to move beyond pure chemistry, and tackle a more applied problem whilst learning new skills from beyond my discipline
Synthetic Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Energetic Materials, Materials Science
WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING
Music (Kew Wind Orchestra (Clarinet), Drum Kit, Saxophone, Orchestral Percussion)
Cooking and Eating
MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS
Research in the Defence and Security sectors
WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM
Partners in the defence and security field who could give me feed back on end-user requirements and potential applications for nano-materials developed
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Detection of explosive materials using zeolite modified gas sensors - Journal of Materials Chemistry A - DOI:10.1039/C2TA01027E
SRC 2011 - Warsaw, Poland
Innovative Research Call Showcase 2011 - Westminster, UK