I graduated from the University of Birmingham in June 2019 with a First Class Masters in Chemistry with Industrial Experience. My primary research focus is in computational chemistry, the use of computer simulations to explore various chemical scenarios. I spent my final year studying the impacts of nuclear waste and considering how this waste is stored. Nuclear chemistry is an area which I am very passionate about and I am looking to further my understanding by completing a PhD in either Advanced Reactor Design or Long Term Waste Storage.
As a part of my course I completed a year working at the Phillips66 Humber Oil Refinery as a Contract Analytical Chemist. My time at Phillips66 was mainly devoted to method development, converting one of the pieces of lab equipment to perform a different type of analysis. The year I spent working at the Humber Oil Refinery was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had. My colleagues were a true pleasure to work with and returning to Phillips66 to participate in outreach is something I have been looking forward to for a long time!
Outside of chemistry, my life basically revolves around music, from going to live shows to playing it myself. I play bass guitar in a band with some friends and am also learning guitar, keyboard and drums. We all get a real buzz from playing live shows at local pubs and events and are excited to be recording our first album.