Kim Jelfs completed her PhD in Computational Chemistry at University College London, working on the development and application of modelling to understand zeolite crystal growth and was awarded the Ramsay Medal for the best completing PhD student. She was subsequently a visiting researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona, working with Prof. Stefan Bromley on the prediction of silicate cluster formation, before moving to the University of Liverpool, working as a PDRA across the experimental groups of Profs. Matt Rosseinsky and Andy Cooper. She was focused upon modelling porous materials, with my expertise spanning zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, polymers and porous molecular materials. Several of her computational predictions were experimentally realised. Since 2013 she has held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) at Imperial College London, allowing her to establish an independent research group. Her fellowship is entitled “Directing the synthesis of functional molecular materials”.
Dr. Enrico Berardo
Enrico is a post-doc in the group, having carried out his PhD on the excited state calculations of titania nanoparticles at UCL. Enrico is working on the development of an evolutionary algorithm for molecular material prediction.
Qi is a post-doc in the group, having carried out his PhD at Imperial on a multi-scale computational study of photostability of herbicides. Qi is working on computational molecular materials discovery as part of Kim's ERC Starting Grant.
Valentina completed her Master's degree in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials at the University of Bologna. Her PhD research is investigating the prediction of the reaction outcome for porous molecular materials.
Marcin carried out his MSc in Biological Chemistry at the University of Wroclaw. His PhD project is investigating methods to predict the properties of porous molecular materials through software development.
James Blood carried out his MSci in Chemistry at the University of Manchester. His PhD research on porous materials is sponsored by Dstl.
Ed got his MSci in Chemistry from Imperial College. He is now conducting research on porous materials through an EPSRC Industrial CASE award with BP.
Lukas Turcani carried out his MSci in Chemistry at Imperial. His PhD research is on software development for materials discovery.
Julia joined the group in October 2017, having received her MSci degree in Chemistry from Imperial College, including a year abroad at the Universitat de Barcelona.