Department of Chemistry
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
CV4 7AL Coventry, UK
Email: J.Lawrence.1 (at) warwick.ac.uk
James is currently in the 4th year of his PhD, after previously doing his MChem project with the group. His work mainly involves the study of metal-organic interfaces under ultra-high vacuum via STM (scanning tunnelling microscopy) and STS (scanning tunnelling spectroscopy). This can be used for a variety of systems, such as covalent bond formation, metal-organic framework formation and other chemical reactions on metal surfaces. These techniques will be complimented by others such as XPS (X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy) measurements taken at synchrotron light sources. He currently studies the formation of nanoribbons on surfaces.
During his Master's project with the group, he studied the molecular assembly of aromatic molecules with metal atoms on a Cu(111) surface via low-temperature STM measurements, as well as undergoing an investigation into the formation of functionalised graphene nanoribbons on Cu(111) and Au(111) surfaces.
In his spare time, James enjoys playing bass/guitar, reading, gaming, films and more.