Bea first joined the group in October 2019 for her Part III research project. After graduating with a First Class MSci in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, she returned to start her PhD in October 2020.
In her free time, Bea plays handball for the university team and enjoys cooking and listening to music.
Bea is undertaking a joint studentship with the Diamond Light Source, Harwell. She will be looking at photoresponsive lyotropic liquid crystals formed from azobenzene-photosurfactants as a novel solar thermal fuel. Bea is also continuing her work creating nano-sized droplets of these photoresponsive lyotropic liquid crystals for application in controlled molecular release.