In May we had a visit from Chemmat graduate Reece Oosterbeek, who is in the midst of an exciting PhD program at Cambridge University. Reece received a prestigious Woolf Fisher scholarship to undertake doctoral studies at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge.
Joining his soon is another Chemmat graduate, Rakesh Arul, who snagged the Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial Scholarship and Winton Scholarship for the Physics of Sustainability. He starts his PhD in October where he will join the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. We wish him all the best!

Both Reece and Rakesh, as Chemmat graduates are also welcomed by slightly earlier generation members. Former Chemmat grad Dr Daniel Fitzpatrick, is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Ley Group, Department of Chemistry, at University of Cambridge. Daniel was an earlier (2013) recipient of the Woolf Fisher Scholarship and carried out his PhD at Cambridge too. Daniel has 2 roles currently: 0.5 FTE as a postdoc, and 0.5 FTE directing a software company.

And then there is the Chemmat ‘legend’ Dr Robert Hoye, who carried out his PhD at Cambridge under a Cambridge-Rutherford Memorial Scholarship (2012). He then went on to do post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before returning now to Cambridge, where he enjoys a Research Fellowship funded by the Royal Academy. Robert heads an exciting research program in Energy Materials and Devices – do visit his website!

Top Photo: Reece Oosterbeek with Emeritus Professor Neil Broom. Picture taken during Reece’s visit in May. Neil interestingly spent several of his post-doctoral years at Cambridge.

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