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”.
PDRA: 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.
PDRA: Qi Yuan
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.
PDRA: Marcin Miklitz
Marcin previously carried out his PhD project in the group, investigating methods to predict the properties of porous molecular materials through software development. He is currently carrying out a post-doc in the group. Marcin completed his MSc in Biological Chemistry at the University of Wroclaw.
PhD student: Ed Jackson
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.
PhD student: Lukas Turcani
Lukas Turcani carried out his MSci in Chemistry at Imperial. His PhD research is on software development for materials discovery.
PhD student: Julia Schmidt
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.
CPE CDT PhD student: Francesco Salerno
Francesco is a PhD student at Imperial College’s Centre for Plastic Electronics Centre for Doctoral Training and his project is on chirality-led design of organic semiconductors. He is based in the group of Dr. Matt Fuchter (Chemistry), co-supervised by Dr. Kim Jelfs and Prof. Jenny Nelson (Physics)
TSM CDT PhD student: Sophie Finnigan
Sophie is a PhD student at Imperial College’s Theory and Simulation of Materials Centre for Doctoral Training and her project is on modelling the decomposition of chemical warfare agents in the environment. Sophie is co-supervised by Dr. Tricia Hunt (Chemistry)