- Macromolecular Crystallography
- Soft Condensed Matter
- Engineering and Environment
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Electron Microscopes
Macromolecular Crystallography: Village Representatives
Related beamline: I02, I03, I04, I04-1, I24
Dr Ed Lowe
Crystallography Facility Manager
Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford,
New Biochemistry Building, South Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3QU
Manager of Crystallisation and Crystallography Facility. Interests include:
Dr Arnaud Basle
Manager of X-ray facilities at Newcastle University.
Soft Condensed Matter: Village representatives
Related beamlines: I22, B23, B22, B21
Dr Nick Brooks
Department of ChemistryImperial College London
Research interests include:
Dr. Tim Knowles
Lecturer in Biophysics
School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham
Tel. +44(0)121 414 5881
Materials: Village Representatives
Related beamlines: B16, I16, I19, I13
Dr Tom Hase (Chair)
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
My research interests span a wide range of materials from amorphous metals to single crystals as well as the structure of soft matter. Magnetic materials and thin films have remained my prime research focus. Co-director of the EPSRC funded XMaS mid-range facility at the ESRF. Techniques include:
Dr Amber Thompson
Chemistry Research Laboratory,University of Oxford
Manager of the Oxford Chemical Crystallography Service. Research interests include “large small-molecules”; modulated molecular materials, phase transitions in the molecular solid-state and dealing with challenging data.
Engineering and Environment: Village Representatives
Related beamlines: I15, I11, I12
Dr Sam Chong
Department of Chemistry and Centre for Materials DiscoveryUniversity of Liverpool
Structural characterisation of organic molecular and metal-organic framework materials using powder diffraction methods.
Current research is primarily focused on characterising structural guest response of porous organic molecular materials, particularly using in situ diffraction, and design of functional organic materials.
Prof Colin Pulham
Professor of High-Pressure Chemistry
EasStCHEM School of Chemistry,
University of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh, EH9 3FJ
Current research is centred on crystallisation processes under extreme conditions with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, energetic materials, fuels, and lubricants. We also study phase-change materials and thermochemical materials for heat-storage applications. We make widespread use of in situ X-ray and neutron diffraction to study these materials.
Surfaces and Interfaces: Village Representatives
Related beamlines: I05, I06, I07, I10, I09
Dr Yvonne Grunder
Department of Physics
Oliver Lodge Laboratory, Room 330
In-situ x-ray characterization of electrochemical interfaces by diffraction and spectroscopic methods. Research includes the non-aqueous solvents, electrodeposition (photo-) electrocatalysis and influence of temperature on phase formation.
Dr Andrew Thomas
School of Materials & Photon Science Institute,
The University of Manchester,
Manchester M13 9PL.
Spectroscopy: Village Representatives
Related beamlines: I18, I20, B18, I08
Dr Gareth Law
My research focuses on the development and application of analytical techniques for radioactive materials that originate across the nuclear fuel cycle (e.g. decommissioning materials, environmental materials etc.). I am currently working towards greater access at STFC facilities for Radiochemists through the STFC Environmental Radioactivity Network.
My current research includes projects looking at the evolution of radioactive ‘hot’ particles in the environment, the cycling of U at UK natural analogue sites, and the contamination of nuclear plant steels with Cs and Sr.
Dr Neil Telling
Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM),
Guy Hilton Research Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 674968
My research focuses on the preparation, analysis and application of synthetic and naturally occurring nanoscale materials. My synchrotron activities include x-ray spectro-microscopy, x-ray absorption spectroscopy and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism. I also have experience in the use of soft and hard x-ray magnetic reflectivity and related techniques.
Dr Laura Spagnolo
My research focuses on fundamental aspects of gene expression and gene editing. To understand the structural bases of the function of large macromolecular complex, we combine electron microscopy and single particle analysis with molecular ensemble approaches.
Research in my laboratory has greatly benefited from access to large facilities at Harwell, including Diamond, ISIS, CLF and Research Complex.