I came to the UK in August 2010 to start a MChem Chemistry degree at the University of Leicester. As part of this undergraduate degree I had the opportunity to work with the Science and Technology Facilities Council as a placement student. I was based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories within the Artemis experiment, where I worked for 14 months (from July 2012 to September 2013).
For my final year at the University of Leicester, during which I completed my masters, I worked with Dr. Shengfu Yang and Professor Andrew M. Ellis (spesctroscopy group on the right, as of 2014) on the Laser Induced Depletion Spectroscopy (LIDS) of NaCl-water complexes embedded in helium droplets.
I graduated with a First Class Honours MChem Chemistry Degree from the University of Leicester in July 2014 and started my PhD at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Professor Vas Stavros in September of the same year. My research project explores the ultrafast photodynamics of natural and synthetic sunscreen molecules.
Apart from scientific research I have taken a special interest in teaching in higher education, having gained extensive experience in demonstrating undergradaute lab activities. I have submitted my portfolio for the completion of the APP PGR course from the Learning and Development Centre at the University of Warwick, and have also been awarded an Academic Fellowship from IATL for the desing and development of a new undergradaute experimental activity.
(Left: Teaching in the undergraduate lab.)