Project M is one of the largest public engagement projects ever undertaken by Diamond Light Source so a large team of people are working behind the scenes to make it happen. We are mostly based at Diamond Light Source and cover a range of backgrounds including chemistry, public engagement, software development and engineering. The four core team members are, from left to right in the picture below, Claire Murray, Julia Parker, Laura Holland and Rebecca O'Brien.
Claire Murray is a chemist and works in the lab for powdered materials called Beamline I11. Claire is the co-project manager for Project M and is coordinating the software, hardware and experiments necessary to make Project M happen.
Julia Parker is a chemist working in a brand new lab called Beamline I14 where they use a nanometre sized X-ray beam to look at chemical and biological experiments. Her expertise in calcium carbonate science is crucial to the success of the project and she is also co-project managing Project M.
Laura Holland is the public engagement manager at Diamond and runs the schools programmes at Diamond. Laura is coordinating all of the liason with schools from registration to sample submission and is also working to promote Project M in the media.
Rebecca O'Brien is a project officer working at Wellcome Trust. She has developed the Project M pack resources as well as directing and editing the videos.
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