Job Title: Senior Research Technician
Department: X-ray RTP
Jere joined the team as a Research Technical Professional in electron diffraction (ED), with the arrival of the new Rigaku Synergy-ED in June 2023. Here, his primary role is to advance and develop the application of ED towards providing structural determination of small and challenging samples as a service, both locally and as part of the National Electron Diffraction Facility.
He has over a decade of experience in crystallographic research, including single-crystal high-pressure and charge density studies on molecular systems, intrinsic phase coexistence, and symmetry-adapted Rietveld refinements for powders of highly-correlated metal oxides. His broad interests are in crystallographic studies toward structure-property relationships.
- MSci (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, 2008-2012.
- PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, 20012-2016. This was performed under the supervision of Profs. A. J. Blake and M. Schröder in the high-pressure crystallographic study of thioether macrocycle complexes of platinum group metals.
- Research Associate at the University of Toledo, 2016-2019, performing variable temperature charge-density studies of organic energetic materials for Emeritus Prof. A. A. Pinkerton and with Dr. V. V. Zhurov.
- Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, 2019-2021, working with Assistant Prof. M. S. Senn and particularly focusing on understanding the structural behaviour of lanthanum cuprate high-temperature superconductors using both single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction techniques.
- Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, 2021-2023, working with both Asst. Prof. M. S. Senn and Prof. R. Beanland, expanding into electron techniques to elucidate structure property relationships in tetragonal tungsten bronze type materials.