PhD for Matija

Many congratulations to Matija for the award of his PhD on the ‘Development of Novel High Energy Cluster Ion Beam Methodology for Molecular Analysis and Imaging‘.  Thanks to the external examiner Prof Mel Bailey from The University of Surrey and internal examiner Dr Drupad Trivedi.  Matija will be joining the SIMS group led by Dr Felicia Green at the Rosalind Franklin Institute.  Well done Matija and good luck!

Welcome Akhila

Akhila’s PhD project will explore the novel application of mass spectrometry imaging technologies to measure improved uptake, distribution and metabolism of crop protection products in leaves and plants, addressing global challenges in food security. The project is co-funded with Syngenta and the BBSRC.

Welcome Abdulrhman

The world urgently needs better battery technology to rapidly move towards a low‐carbon society. However, commercially‐available batteries currently do not store enough energy, have limited working lifetimes, and are too expensive to make large‐scale electrification viable. To design improved batteries, a better understand of chemical processes inside a battery during charging and discharging is needed. This requires measuring the flow of ions and electrons across multiple interfaces, buried within the battery. Abdulrhman’s PhD project will develop methodologies to study these interfaces using secondary ion mass spectrometry and X‐ray photoelectron spectroscopy.  The project is co-supervised by Dr Alex Walton.

Dr Joanna Denbigh

Congratulations to Jo on successfully completing her PhD ‘Lipidomic and Metabolomic Analysis of Biological Response Mechanisms in Cancer Cells: A Multidisciplinary Approach’.

Jo starts a post-doc in the area of mass spectrometry imaging in collaboration with Adam McMahon’s group at the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre.


Farewell and Good Luck to John

We bid fond farewell to John Fletcher who is taking up a fellowship position at the University of Gothenburg. John joined the group as a PhD student in 2001 and progressed to Post-Doc in 2004.

John Fletcher (in 2011)

In Gothenburg he will be collaborating with Andrew Ewing’s group who have a range of SIMS instrumentation and will be working on biological cells and tissue. We expect to retain a strong collaboration with John.

Goodbye and Good Luck!