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Chemical Dynamics People

Chemical dynamics research is conducted by the groups led by the academics listed below, click on their pictures to find out more about the activities in their research groups.

Dr. Stuart J. Greaves

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We use experimental and theoretical methods to study the dynamics of chemical reactions in solution, at interfaces and in the gas phase.

SJG Webpages

Prof. Martin J. Paterson

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We develop and apply theoretical methods to describe the electronically excited states of molecules, particularly those where light absorption causes new and interesting chemistry to occur.

MJP Webpages

Dr. Hendrik Nahler

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We study the photodissociation dynamics of atmospherically relevant molecules on water ice surfaces at near-ambient conditions.

NHN Webpages

Prof. Matthew L. Costen

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We use high-resolution spectroscopy to study photodissociation, gas-phase inelastic collisions and collisions at soft interfaces.

MLC Webpages

Prof. Kenneth G. McKendrick

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We use laser-based methods to study the dynamics of reactive and inelastic collisions in the gas phase and at gas-liquid interfaces.

KGMcK webpages

Prof. Dave Townsend

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We investigate the "ultrafast" time-resolved dynamics of excess energy redistribution in gas-phase model biological systems.

DT Webpages

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Postdoctoral Researchers

blank head, image coming soon Dr Martin Fournier   WPG.27A
Research Associate on Inelastic Collision Dynamics

blank head, image coming soon Dr Dan Moon   WPG.27A
Research Associate on OH Interfacial Scattering

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Research Associate on Interfacial Dynamics

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Research Associate on VMI of Interfacial Scattering

PhD Students

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4th Year PhD student working on OH Interfacial Dynamics.


Dr Maks Roman (PhD) PDRA, Heazlewood group, University of Liverpool
Dr Katya Moncrieff (PhD) NERC Panorama DTP Manager, University of Leeds
Dr Danica Pinto (PhD) Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, University of St Andrews
Dr Chiara Capuano (PhD) Data Scientist, Delivery Hero, Berlin
Dr Aisling Stewart (PhD) University of Cardiff
Joe Leng
Dr Robert Bianchini (PhD) Ionoptika Ltd, Chandler's Ford
Dr Tom Sharples (PDRA) Head of Chemistry, Strathallan School
Dr Simon Purcell (PDRA) Leonardo PLC, Edinburgh
Dr Helen Kimber (PDRA) Senior Data Scientist, Genetec
Dr Tom Luxford (PhD) J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic
Dr David Hadden (PDRA) Characterisation Engineer, ST Microelectronics, Edinburgh
Dr Cassandra Rusher (PhD) European Technical Support Specialist, ePrep
Dr Maria Antonia Tesa Serrate (PhD) Product Manager, Edinburgh Instruments Ltd., Livingston
Dr Stephen McGurk (PhD) Engineer, Edinburgh Instruments Ltd., Livingston
Dr Alan Sage (PDRA) Graduate software engineer with Renishaw.
Dr Kerry Relf (King) (PhD) Strategic Planner, Scottish Water, Bathgate
Dr Grant Paterson (PhD) Senior Global Trial Manager, Novartis FSP, Edinburgh
Dr Carla Kidd (Waring) (PhD) Head of Wealth and Pensions Analysis, Office for National Statistics, Cardiff
Dr Paul Bagot (PDRA) FIM and Atom Probe Group, University of Oxford
Iain Ballingall
Dr Sarantos Marinakis (PDRA) Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece
Dr Mhairi Allan (PhD) Chemistry Teacher, Manchester
Dr Azhagammai Alagappan (PhD)
Prof Dr Sven Köhler (PhD) Hochschule Hannover
Dr Graham Richmond (PhD) Oxford Medical Diagnostics / Grant Ritchie Research Group, University of Oxford
Dr Hailey Kelso (PhD) Unilever Research
Dr Hilary Crichton (PhD) Editor-in-chief, Biopolymers and Peptide Science for Wiley Publishing (NJ, USA)
Dr David Henderson (PDRA) SAIC Ltd., Cambridge
Dr Florian Ausfelder (PhD) DECHEMA, Frankfurt
Professor Craig Murray (PhD) Associate Professor, University of California Irvine, USA)
Dr Colin Randall (PhD) THUS plc.
Dr Gillian Sweeney (PhD) Chemistry teacher, Cheshire
Dr Neil Jackson (PhD) Research Machines plc.
Dr Cameron Watson (PhD) Shell
Dr Allister Watson (PhD) Edwards
Dr Graeme Maitland (PhD) Cisco Systems, California