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Dr Robert Cook

Ph.D. Research Project:

Analysis of magnetic properties of nanocrystallites for application in the Fischer Tropsch and steam reforming processes.

After completing the undergraduate MChem program in Chemistry at the University of Warwick Robert continued on to a CASE Studentship based in the Physics Department, becoming the token Chemist in the Group. At Warwick Robert was supervised by Dr Martin Lees.

Robert's work was sponsored by Johnson-Matthey where he was supervised by Dr Peter Ellis. His work focussed on the study of nano metre sized domains of various materials with catalytic activity in industrial chemical processes.

After graduating in 2014 Robert joined Wolfram Research. In 2017, he took up a post as a Research Fellow in Medical Statistics at Birmingham City University.


Cook, R. M. et al., An Electrode Design Rule for Organic Photovoltaics Elucidated Using Molecular Nanolayers, Adv. Energy Mater., 2011, 1, 440

Courses Attended:


EX0a: Probes of Condensed Matter (Neutron Scattering)


IOP Low Temperature Physics

Warwick University Microscopy course (SEM, TEM, AFM)

Undergraduate Teaching:

First Year Physics Laboratories (2010-2013).

Robert's favourite quote:

"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?" - K. Cobain??



Write to

Birmingham City University
University House
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham B5 5JU
United Kingdom

Contact Details

robert dot cook at bcu dot ac dot uk