Profile
I am a member of the Molecular and Nanoscale Physics group at the University of Leeds, UK 
(awarded a BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellowship and University Academic Fellow). I study complex biophysical questions relating to biological membranes, biomimetic materials and bionanotechnology. One current focus is to understand and manipulate the “light-harvesting” (LH) biomembranes involved in photosynthesis. Goals include: (i) to mimic the natural stacked membrane systems to provide a platform for understanding LH membrane protein/lipids, (ii) to generate functional nanoscale 3-D patterns of membranes on solid supports, (iii) to build new bio/hybrid photonic devices. My recent postdoctoral research at the state-of-the-art Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA), followed a PhD at the world-leading Hunter laboratory at University of Sheffield (UK). I believe in an interdisciplinary approach to address complex problems and I look forward to pushing the boundaries of science in new and exciting ways.



Contact
 
BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellow 
University of Leeds, 
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK 
+44 (0)113 34 36509 






Previous funding

Postdoctoral Research Scholar (2012-2014)
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA


 








Postgraduate Researcher (2007-2012)
BBSRC studentship, University of Sheffield, UK

                                     
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)