I am a postdoctoral researcher working on metal halide perovskite materials in the group of Professor Henry Snaith in the Department of Physics.
My research interests lie in understanding the link between the chemistry of semiconductors and how this influences their electronic properties. I use surface science tools (photoemission spectroscopy, scanned probed microscopies and diffraction) to study surfaces and thin film devices. I'm very interested in the role of structural defects in perovskite semiconductors and how we can potentially exploit these to improve our materials properties.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Alongside my research I am very passionate about tackling the fundamental societal inequalities which have resulted in a lack of diversity and equity in physics. I am one half of the Challenges and Changes in Physics team, with Dr Kathryn Boast, and we run seminars on ED&I topics in the department and also host an informal reading group to hold informal discussions on ED&I topics. If you're interested in joining/attending any of these events or even just chatting about issues feel free to email me.
I am also the MPLS researcher representation for the Race Equality Task Force within the university.
Outreach & Engagement
I regularly carry out outreach activities both locally and internationally and am passionate about communicating science to the general public