Welcome to my personal website! You can find my academic CV here (updated April 2022) and all my social profiles on the left sidebar (or on the Links page if on mobile). Follow the links at the top to see my list of publications, talks and awards!

What I Do

I’m a PhD student in the research groups of both Professor David Scanlon at University College London and Professor Aron Walsh at Imperial College London. My research uses computational methods such as Density Functional Theory (DFT) to simulate and predict the properties of materials. In particular, my PhD project is focused on the behaviour of defects in solar photovoltaic materials, and how they affect performance through non-radiative electron-hole recombination.

Recent Highlights

We were humbled to be featured in the Irish Times newspaper! 😊 🇮🇪

I was delighted to be awarded a Silver Graduate Student Award at the MRS Spring 2022 conference in Hawaii 🎉 🏝

As well as a Rising Star Award ⭐️ from Materials Today Chemistry, an eMRS Young Researcher Award and a Best Presentation Award at eMRS Spring 2022 🗣

Our Nature Photonics article on breaking the world record for AgBiS₂ solar cells was featured on a number of news sites and has been selected as the ‘Hero Image’ for the March Issue! 🤩

I was thrilled to be awarded a UCL MAPS (Mathematical & Physical Sciences) Faculty Education Award, and have been nominated for the UCL-wide Provost’s Education Awards, for Individual Excellence in Academic Supervision & Tutoring. It’s been an absolute pleasure to see the development of the many undergraduate, MSs and PhD students I’ve worked with over their projects!

I got to spend October and November 2021 working at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf, Germany with group leader Dr Christoph Freysoldt for a project on modelling dynamic defect behaviour, with the work from this to be submitted to and presented at the RSC Faraday Discussions on Emerging Solar PV Materials in July 2022:

Our Materials Horizons and Chemical Science articles Hidden spontaneous polarisation in the chalcohalide photovoltaic absorber Sn2SbS2I3 and Enhanced visible light absorption in layered Cs3Bi2Br9 through mixed-valence Sn(II)/Sn(IV) doping were featured as front covers in October and November 2021