Dr Srinivas Popuri was a
Research Associate in the group, funded consecutively by the EPSRC to develop efficient half-Heusler
thermoelectrics based on abundant elements. and by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate reduced d0
transition metal oxides as promising thermoelectric materials. He nows
works for Johnson Matthey as a Senior Scientist developing battery
Dr Daniella Ferluccio completed her PhD
"Improving Thermoelectric Properties of half-Heuslers through
Vacancy and Interstitial Engineering" in April 2019. She is now
working as a publishing editor with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Sonia Barczak defended her PhD thesis
"Investigation of metal-rich half-Heusler Thermoelectrics:
Synthesis, Structure and Properties" in April 2018. She is now
working as a Scientist at Scaled Solutions Limited in Livingstone.
Dr Maryana Asaad
defended her PhD thesis "Synthesis, Structure and Properties of
TiCoSb-based Half-Heusler Thermoelectrics" in March 2017. She is now
working as a research associate in thin-film thermoelectric
materials at the University of Manchester.
Dr Ruth Downie defended her PhD thesis
"Synthesis, structures and properties of Zintl-type thermoelectric
materials" in June 2014. She continued as a research associate on a collaborative project funded by the
Carnegie Trust until December 2014.
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.
Mary Jones, Kathryn MacIntosh and Michael Jaerisch
(all MChem) worked with us during 2017-2018, with successful
projects on oxide, half-Heusler and chalcogenide composite
Ms Diana Jelenova (MChem) and Mr John Wilkes
(BSc) both did research projects focused on metal chalcogenide
thermoelectrics in 2016-2017.
Ms Uzma Hira, a PhD student from the group of
Dr Falak Sher from the LUMS University in Lahore worked on ruthenate
thermoelectrics over the summer of 2016. Ms Laura English worked on
Mr Iain Condie worked on thermochemical oxides for
his MChem research project (2015-16). Micheal Veitch (BSc) studied
the impact of ball milling on the thermoelectric properties of
half-Heuslers and Stephanie Linnell (MChem with Placement) explored
new reduced d0 oxide thermoelectrics.
Ms Diana Jelenova was funded by a RSC vacation
bursary to work on novel thermochemical oxides (June-August 2015).
Mr Cameron Milne (MChem project 2014-2015) worked on
polymer thermoelectrics in a collaborative project with Dr Filipe
Mr David Donald did a summer research project into
the van der Waals epitaxy of transition metal dichalcogenides
Ms Sonia Barczak did her MChem research
project on chimney ladder thermoelectrics in 2013-2014. This was
published in the
Solid State Chemistry. 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.