PhD Students:

Camery Ma

Camery is a first-year Chemistry PhD student at the University of Sheffield, working under the supervision of Prof. Graham Leggett. She completed her Master of Chemistry (Honours) degree at the University of Manchester in 2021. Her current research areas mainly involve surface chemistry and nanomaterial chemistry. Particularly, she aims to investigate the potential of using strong plasmon-exciton coupling as a tool to manipulate the chemical reactivity of photo-reactive molecules.

Robert Gordon

Rob is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, working under the supervision of Dr Jenny Clark. He completed his integrated master’s in Chemical Physics (MPhys) at the University of Sheffield in 2021 working with Professor Graham Leggett. His current research mainly involves characterising strongly coupled systems using ultra-fast spectroscopy and a variety of other spectroscopic methods. He has a particular interest in excitation energy transfer, where he aims to use newly developed microscopy techniques to uncover more on the topic.

Outside of research he enjoys being active, either walking in the Peak District, climbing, or going for a swim!

Iona Ivalo

Iona is a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, working under the supervision of Prof Julia Weinstein. Prior to this she completed a Masters degree in Chemistry (MChem) at the University of Edinburgh in 2021. Her PhD research will focus on control of electron transfer in light harvesting complexes possessing strong light-matter coupling to plasmonic modes. Through different ultrafast spectroscopic methods such as two-dimensional infrared (2DIR) spectroscopy, she hopes to control vibronic coupling and thus direct the outcome of light-driven processes.