Group Members

Mail Address Elena Besley
Dr. Sadegh Ghaderzadeh
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mail Address Sadegh Ghaderzadeh
Mr. Matthew Halstead
Part-time PhD student
Mail Halstead
Ms. Abigail Miller
PhD student Year 4
Mail Miller
Ms. Isabel Cooley
PhD student Year 3
Mail Cooley
Mr. Connor Williamson
PhD student Year 2
Mail Williamson
Ms. Aleksandra Foerster
Part-time PhD student
Mr. Ilya Popov
PhD student Year 1

October 2020: Teams Meeting.


Former Group Members

PhD Students

Mr. Joshua Baptiste, PhD awarded 2021.

Ms. Malgorzata (Maggie) Stankiewicz, MRes awarded 2021.
Subsequent destination: PhD in Damien Thompson's group, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Mr. Edward Mortimer (2017 - 2021), PhD student.
Subsequent destination: TechOp analyst at the FDM Group, London, UK.

Mr. Joseph Glover, PhD awarded 2021.
Subsequent destination: postdoc in the Day's group, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, UK.

Ms. Katherine Wickham, PhD awarded 2020.

Mr. Jack Wadey, PhD awarded 2018.

Ms. Michelle Bound, PhD awarded 2018.

Mr. Eric Brazil Lindgren, PhD awarded 2017.
Subsequent destination: postdoc in the Stamm's group, Department of Mathematics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

Mr. Stephen Skowron, PhD awarded 2016.
Subsequent destination: postdoc in the E. Besley's group.

Mr. Gerardo Raggi, PhD awarded 2015.
Subsequent destination: postdoc at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Physics.

Mr. Adriano Santana Sanchez, PhD awarded 2014.

Ms. Evgeniya Volkova (2010-2013), PhD student.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Anton Nizovtsev (2017-2019)
Subsequent destination: research scientist, Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia

Dr. Harriet Åhlgren (2015-2019)
Subsequent destination: FWF Lise Meitner Fellowship, University of Vienna, Austria

Dr. Ivan Derbenev (2015-2018)
Subsequent destination: postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Jonathan Hirst, University of Nottingham

Dr. Stephen Skowron (2016-2018)
Subsequent destination: postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Andrei Khlobystov, University of Nottingham

Dr. Alexander Markevich (2013-2018)
Subsequent destination: postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Toma Susi at the University of Vienna, Austria

Dr. Matteo Baldoni (2013-2017)
Subsequent destination: scientific researcher, ISMN CNR Bologna, Italy

Dr. Matthew Lennox (2014-2016)
Subsequent destination: assistant professor/lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, UK

Dr. Ho-Kei Chan (2013-2015)
Subsequent destination: assistant professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China

Dr. Mikhail Suyetin (2011-2014)
Subsequent destination: research scientist, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Navaratnarajah Kuganathan (2010-2011)
Subsequent destination: postdoctoral fellow at UCL, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Tim Lillestolen (2009-2010)

MSci Research Project Students

The titles of MSci research projects untertaken over the years in the group can be found here.

Summer Project Students

Ms. Rachel Heelas (2021)
Project: "Modelling resilience of metal-organic frameworks to electron beam irradiation"

Ms. Emily Spray (2020), University of Leicester
Project: "Modelling Kr/Xe gas separation in metal-organic frameworks"

Mr. John Fox (2019)
Project: "Electrostatic manipulation of nano-scale objects in planetary environments"

Ms. Abigail Miller (2018)
joint with Prof. Tony Stace (Chemistry)
Project: "Stability and fragmentation of multiply charged fullerene clusters"

Ms. Isabel Cooley (2018)
joint with Prof. Tony Stace (Chemistry)
Project: "Molecular dynamics simulations of ice particles aggregation"

Mr. Matthew Evans (2013), University of Manchester
Project: "Dense packing of fullerenes"

Ms. Alice Henley (2013)
Project: "Computational screening of functional groups for methane capture via weak hydrogen bonding in MOFs"

Mr. Eliot Jones (2012)
joint with Prof. Tony Stace (Chemistry) and Dr. Richard Hill (Physics)
Project: "Using magnetic levitation to measure interactions between macroscopic particles"