I am a postgraduate student, funded jointly by Bruker and the ESPRC, in the Magnetic Resonance Group at the School of Chemistry, University of Southampton. I graduated from the Master of Physics (MPhys) degree course from the Department of Physics, University of Warwick, 2013. l am involved with Long-Lived States, Dissolution-Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance, Gaussian Computation and Pulse Sequence Design. Past research interests involve the design and construction of a "magnetic tunnel" (including superadiabaticity computations) and ultra-fast slice selective experiments.
Project Title: Hyperpolarized Long-Lived Singlet State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and it's Applications to Microimaging and Microfluidics
Project Supervisors: Professor Malcolm H. Levitt and Professor Marcel Utz
Current Research: Long-Lived Nuclear Spin States in (Rapidly Rotating) Monodeuterated Methyl Groups
Research Description: It is possible to access long-lived nuclear singlet order [1,2] in monodeuterated methyl groups, in the case that a significant chemical shift difference exists between the CH2D protons [3,4]. This occurs when the local environment is chiral, and the CH2D rotamers have different populations. For (N-CH2D)-2-methylpiperidine; the ratio of the singlet relaxation time constant TS to the longitudinal relaxation time constant T1 is found to be equal to 3.1 ± 0.1, over a wide range of temperatures, solvents, and magnetic fields in the "slow-jump" regime [a]. A modified model of the CH2D geometry is proposed to explain the observed ratio of TS to T1.
For (1-deuterio-o-chlorotoluene)chromium tricarbonyl; the longest value of TS approaches 2 1/2 minutes in the
"rapid-rotation" regime [b].
 M. Carravetta, O.G. Johannessen and M.H. Levitt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 153003 (2004).
 M. Carravetta, M.H. Levitt and G. Pileio, PNAS 107, 172135 (2010).
 F.A.L. Anet and M. Kopelvich, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 111, 3429 (1989).
 A. Restelli and J.S. Seigel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 114, 1091 (1992).
[a] S.J. Elliott, L.J. Brown, J.-N. Dumez and M.H. Levitt, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 17965-17972 (2016).
[b] S.J. Elliott, L.J. Brown, J.-N. Dumez and M.H. Levitt, J. Magn. Reson. 272, 87-90 (2016).
[c] J. Eills, G. Stevanato, C. Bengs, S.F.H. Glöggler, S.J. Elliott, J. Alonso-Valdesueiro, G. Pileio and M.H. Levitt, J. Magn. Reson. 274, 163-172 (2016).
[i] Design, simulations and results of a "magnetic tunnel" for D-DNP uploaded to github.com/d-dnp
[ii] SpinDynamica code for long-lived singlet state relaxation uploaded to spindynamica.soton.ac.uk
Notable Talks: Bruker Biospin, MIT, Dartmouth College (USA, 2015), Pomona College (USA, 2016), University of Huddersfield - Invited (UK, 2016)
Research Visits: CNRS (France, 2015), Nijmegen (The Netherlands, 2016), Pomona College (USA, 2016), EPFL (Switzerland, 2017)
Internship: Bruker Biospin, Billerica, United States of America, November, 2015
Grants: iMR CDT (£2,646 & £1,750), COST (€1,000), Pomona College ($1,000), IOP (£300)
Awards: BBSRC Innovator of the Year Travel Fund (£1,000), ENC 2017 Student Travel Award ($542)
Teaching and Demonstrating: 3rd/4th Year EPR Training, 3rd/4th Year Introductory Lectures to NMR Software, 1st Year Mathematics Workshop, 3rd Year Laboratory Demonstrating, 3rd/4th Year Undergraduate Project Supervision
Past: I completed my masters project with Professor Pamela A. Thomas and Dr. David Walker titled "Physical and Structural Investigation of Lead-Free Ferroelectric Solid-Solution NBT-BT", University of Warwick, 2013. The research was presented at the European Crystallography Meeting, University of Warwick, 2013. I have also completed a research project with Dr. Andrew Howes titled "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Topological Insulator Systems Sn1-xTex, Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3", University of Warwick, 2013.
Office: Building 30/Room 3047
Telephone: 02308 522391
School of Chemistry
University of Southampton
Useful Links: http://www.spindynamica.soton.ac.uk