The Committee


CHAIR

To represent the interests at the young crystallographers’ to the wider community.

I’m currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool. My work focuses on using in situ single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction to study the structural changes occurring to porous materials when exposed to a range of external stimuli. This includes gas atmospheres, high hydrostatic pressures and a wide range of temperatures.

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ELLIOT CARRINGTON
elliot.carrington@liverpool.ac.uk
(University of Liverpool)

DEPUTY CHAIR

Supporting the chair in representing the membership and engaging with the public.

I completed my PhD in 2015 at Durham University with Dr. Ehmke Pohl, using virtual screening approaches to identify novel molecules for use against bacterial pathogens. I’m currently a post-doc in the Noble/Endicott group at Newcastle University. Based in the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, I’m working on challenging novel targets for drug discovery and we typically use fragment-based approaches with a strong emphasis on biophysical assay development and structural characterisation.


NATALIE TATUM
Natalie.Tatum@newcastle.ac.uk
(University of Newcastle)

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Helping the YCG run smoothly in both communication and monetary matters.

I am currently working at The University of Sheffield on designing porous materials where the pore space is sustained through the exploitation of inefficient packing as well as using intermolecular interactions to propagate and sustain the pore spaces. A large proportion of this work involves perturbing crystalline materials with temperature or pressure to determine the materials’ response to external stimuli.


TOM ROSEVEARE
tom.roseveare@sheffield.ac.uk
(University of Sheffield)

WEBMASTER

Maintaining the website of the Young Crystallographers’ group.

I’m currently a post-doctoral researcher at Newcastle University, working on new developments for the XIPHOS diffraction facility for extreme sample conditions. Here we can cool to very low temperatures and combine this with extreme pressures to investigate new and magnetically interesting materials using in situ single crystal X-ray diffraction. Previously I was a joint PhD student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the Moggach group, and the Diamond Light Source beamline I19.


CHARLIE MCMONAGLE
Charlie.McMonagle@ncl.ac.uk
(Newcastle University)

GROUP REPRESENTATIVES

Represent the Young Crystallographers’ on the committees of the other special interest groups of the BCA.

BSG REPRESENTATIVE

RACHAEL WILKINSON
rachael.wilkinson@path.ox.ac.uk
(University of Oxford)

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford. My work is focussed on biochemical and structural analysis, including X-ray crystallography, to gain an insight and eventually develop drugs against a novel target in rare cancers. I have previously worked for 2 years with X-ray crystallography to determine the structures of a range of enzymes involved in bacterial lignin degradation.

CCG REPRESENTATIVE


HAMISH YEUNG
hamish.yeung@chem.ox.ac.uk
(University of Oxford)

I am a Glasstone Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, working with the group of Andrew Goodwin in the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. My research looks at the crystallization of metal-organic frameworks, with a view to being able to design new materials, and I use crystallography to test how their structures respond to heating, pressure and electricity.


IG REPRESENTATIVE


NATALIE JOHNSON
njohnson@ccdc.cam.ac.uk
(CCDC)

Coming Soon

PCG REPRESENTATIVE


GEORGE SACKMAN
george.sackman@chem.ox.ac.uk
(University of Oxford)

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Oxford, working in the Chemical Crystallography Group with Richard Cooper, in collaboration with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. My current research focuses on new approaches for studying air sensitive hydride materials by neutron diffraction. I am also interested in distinguishing disorder in a variety of systems using ab initio computational methods.


ORDINARY MEMBERS

Assisting the committee to ensure the success of the Young Crystallographers’ group.


ALI ABDELDAIM
aly.abdeldaim@liverpool.ac.uk
(University of Liverpool)

As a PhD student at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Liverpool with an ISIS facility development studentship, my project aims to examine the unexplored opportunities offered by metal-organic-frameworks (MOFs) in the materialization of exotic low-dimensional magnetic states. As such, I am currently investigating the design and preparation of the goal materials, while heavily focusing on central facility based techniques for the characterization.


EMMA WOLPERT
emma.wolpert@chem.ox.ac.uk
(University of Oxford)

I am currently a PhD student working in Andrew Goodwin’s group at the University of Oxford. My current research focuses on establishing a meaningful correspondence between complex structural states and exotic magnetic phases in order to develop physical realisations of the latter for detailed study and exploration. I am also interested in exploring the link between correlated disorder and bulk properties of materials by creating generalised computational models and analysing their physical behaviour over phase transitions.


ANNA HERLIHY
Anna.Herlihy@warwick.ac.uk
(University of Warwick)

Coming soon.


STEPHEN DODSWORTH
sdodsworth1@sheffield.ac.uk
(University of Sheffield)

I’m currently a first year joint PhD student at The University of Sheffield and Diamond Light Source. My research looks at flexible metal-organic frameworks and the structural responses these materials exhibit when exposed to different gaseous environments. I will also be developing new instrumentation at beamlines I11 and I19 at Diamond Light Source capable of performing concerted in situ X-ray diffraction and volumetric gas adsorption measurements.

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