We’re thrilled to be welcoming over the coming months three talented new Research Fellows to the group – Hamish Yeung, Trees De Baerdemaeker, and Carl Romao.

Hamish Yeung has been awarded this year’s Glasstone Fellowship, which will support him to build his independent research programme at Oxford over the next 3 years. Hamish currently holds a prestigious ICYS Fellowship in the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at NIMS, Tsukuba. An undergraduate at Cambridge, Hamish stayed in the fens for his PhD, which he carried out under the supervision of Prof Tony Cheetham FRS. When he arrives at Oxford in October, he plans to combine his love of framework materials with an interest in the response of materials to electric fields.

Trees De Baerdemaeker currently holds a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), which is supporting her research into heterogeneous catalyst development in Prof Dirk De Vos’s group at KU Leuven. Trees has been awarded a FWO travel grant to visit our group for 6 months from July. At Oxford she plans to use total scattering methods to uncover structural details of her exciting catalysts.

Carl Romao has recently gained his PhD (familiar examiner?) in the group of Prof Mary Anne White at Dalhousie University, and is now one of the talented awardees of the Canada’s NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. These Fellowships support high-calibre researchers to carry out postdoctoral research in a host laboratory for up to 2 years. Lucky for us, Carl has chosen to come to Oxford in September; once here he plans to apply computational methods to the study of anomalous elastic properties in framework materials.

Congratulations to all three for their successes, welcome (in advance) to the group, and here’s hoping we can make a success of their time in Oxford!