Elaine joined the group as a PhD student in September 2016 after receiving a B.A (First Class Hons) in Chemistry and a Gold Medal from TCD. She was awarded an Irish Research Council scholarship to undertake postgraduate research in the group. She has recently successfully defended her MSc in TCD and will move to join the Cambridge group in April 2018, where she has been awarded a Winton scholarship to continue her PhD studies. In her free time Elaine likes to go hiking, climbing and/or pet cats and dogs.
Elaine’s research involves the design and characterisation of photoresponsive templates to create novel metal oxide structures, with potential applications in environmental remediation and heavy metal sequestration.
Publications and Awards
Runner-up in the Physical Chemistry category, 2018 RSC Twitter poster conference
IRC postgraduate research scholarship
Winton postgraduate research scholarship