Current Group Members
Ms Maryana Asaad (PhD
Student) is working on TiCoSb based
Dr Srinivas Popuri (Research
Associate) is funded by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate reduced d0
transition metal oxides as promising thermoelectric materials.
Ms Sonia Barczak (PhD Student)
is working on half-Heusler nanocomposite thermoelectrics
Ms Daniella Ferluccio (PhD Student) is exploring new
intermetallic thermoelectric materials.
Christmas meal 2013.
Srinivas Popuri, Ruth Downie, Jan-Willem Bos, Maryana Asaad, Sonia
Barczak and Debbie Redpath.
Former group members
Dr Ruth Downie defended her PhD thesis
"Synthesis, structures and properties of Zintl-type thermoelectric
materials" in June 2014, and continued as a research associate on a collaborative project funded by the
Carnegie Trust until December 2014.
Please see the Publications Page for her published work.
Dr Andrea Marcinkova
defended her PhD thesis "Synthesis, structures and properties of new
1111-type rare-earth transition metal oxyarsenides" in 2011, and
then worked as a research associate in the group of Prof Emilia
Morosan at Rice University. Please see the Publications Page for her
Postgraduate Project Students
Ms Sonia Barczak did her MChem research
project on chimney ladder thermoelectrics in 2013-2014. She is now a
PhD student in the group.
Ms Debbie Redpath (double perovskite
thermoelectric materials) and Mr Henry Francis (half-Heuslers)
undertook their BSc
honours research project
in the research group. Both students graduated in 2014. Debbie's
work resulted in a publication in
Mr Michael Hall did his
taught MSc research project in the group. This focussed on oxide
Mr Alexander Scott
undertook his research project in our group and completed
his MChem degree in 2012. This work formed the basis of an article in
Mr Ian Underwood (water
splitting catalysts) and Mr Craig Saunders (solvothermal synthesis of
thermoelectric materials) undertook their BSc honours research project
in the research group. Both graduated in 2012.
Mr Gareth Nash did his MChem
project on half-Heusler thermoelelectrics and graduated in 2011.
Mr Ross Stewart undertook a
MChem project focused on ruthenium oxide catalysts for the
electrochemical splitting of water. He graduated in 2011. Part of his undergraduate
work was published in
Mr Ebo Anderson was an IASTE
exchange student from Ghana and undertook a summer research project on
mixed metal ruthenium oxide water splitting catalysts (2010).
Mr Francois Faucheux
worked with us over the summer in 2010 and undertook the first
experimental work since moving to Heriot-Watt University. His work
was later published in a
conference proceeding and an article in a special issue on
thermoelectric materials in the
Solid State Chemistry.