For the past month, Jen has been taking part in an outreach activity called I’m a Scientist! This project aims to connect school students with real life scientists across a variety of fields, so students can ask their important questions to the scientists and find out about careers, different areas of science or just whatContinue reading “Jen takes part in I’m a Scientist – Get me out of here!”
Within the Chemistry department at the University of Birmingham there is a new seminar series which has just started on the subject of Materials Chemistry. This is to link the wide variety of materials chemists across the department, so we can understand what work is happening in other groups, and maybe get advice or ideasContinue reading “Aly Presents at the Materials Chemistry Seminar”
Aly and Jen both presented at the NMSUM Student Day, which was held online this year. This is a student only event held just before the main conference, so students can present their work in a friendly environment. This year featured a number of talks from instrument scientists giving overviews of research topics and currentContinue reading “Aly and Jen Present at the 2021 NMSUM Student Day”
This has been a very exciting week for Aly as he moved down to Wantage to start work at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source! Aly will be joining his co-supervisor Goran Nilsen for the last year and a half of his PhD. Aly will be partly working at the deuteration facility.
Sam recently attended the 18th BCA/CCG Intensive Teaching School in X-Ray Structure Analysis. The school was run virtually for the first time, and although it was a shame not to meet everyone in person, the course was a great success. Sam in particular benefitted from discussions over modelling disorder and will look to apply whatContinue reading “Sam Attends the Durham Crystallography School”
Today we are pleased to welcome the newest additions to our group, MSci students Jacob and Ed. Jacob and Ed will be researching the structural and magnetic complexities of an intriguing spinel, ZnV2O4 alongside Jen. We wish them all the best in their masters projects, and hope they have a great final year, despite theContinue reading “Ed Sale and Jacob Williams Join the Group”
This year has started with an exciting adventure for Jen as she moved to France to begin working at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble! Jen will be joining her co-supervisor, Dr Andrew Wildes in the diffraction group to continue her PhD research over the next 2 years. Happy New Year Everyone!
This week we are very excited to welcome our first ever post-doc, Dr Sam Ivko, and new PhD student, Tristan Dolling to the group! Sam joins us from the University of Sheffield where he has recently completed his PhD, and Tristan joins us from the University of Brighton where he has just completed his MChem.Continue reading “Dr Sam Ivko and Tristan Dolling Join the Group”
This March, Jen attended the ISIS neutron training course, a practical course that gives PhD students the opportunity to get hands-on experience of neutron scattering with ISIS instruments and to meet fellow students just joining the neutron scattering community. As part of the Physics stream, Jen got the opportunity to perform experiments on GEM, INESContinue reading “Jen attends the 2020 ISIS Neutron Training Course”
We are now accepting applications for a fully funded 3-year PhD studentship in our group on the Elucidating the Role of Chemical Disorder in Quantum Materials to begin in October 2019. See here for further details and feel free to get in touch. Come join us!