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Current Group Members

  • Ms Maryana Asaad (PhD Student) is working on TiCoSb based thermoelectrics.

  • 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 published work.

 

Undergraduate and 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 Dalton Transactions.

  • Mr Michael Hall did his taught MSc research project in the group. This focussed on oxide thermoelectric materials.

  • 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 RSC Advances.

  • 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 Angewandte Chemie.

  • 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 AIP conference proceeding and an article in a special issue on thermoelectric materials in the Journal of Solid State Chemistry.

 

 

 
     
       
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