The Crew

Postdoctoral Researchers

Mx Robert Arbon:
Rob is a data scientist currently finishing their PhD investigating statistical models of enzymes. They are working to develop novel machine learning methodologies to assist the design of polymers with precise physical chemical properties.
Email: robert.arbon@bristol.ac.uk


PhD Students

Ms Mary Jenkinson-Finch:
Mary is a third-year PhD student working on light-triggered communication pathways between protocells. Her project is in collaboration with Prof. Stephen Mann.
In our lab she is responsible for MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.
Email: mj13471@bristol.ac.uk

Ms Aina Rebasa-Vallverdu:
Aina is a second-year PhD student working on protocells capable of light-induced water-splitting. This project is in collaboration with Prof. Stephen Mann and Prof. Marcella Bonchio at the University of Padua (Italy).
In our lab she is responsible for the pH meters and photochemistry equipment.
Email: aina.rebasavallverdu@bristol.ac.uk


Final Year Students

Ms Isobel Scott-Douglas: Izzy is working on polymerisation-induced self-assembly (PISA). In our lab she is responsible for the GPCs.

Mr Raihan Azad: Raihan is working on protocellular materials.


Visiting students

Mr Justin Park: Justin is a MSc student visiting from Western University (Canada) where he works with Prof. M. S. Workentin on bio-orthogonally reactive nanomaterials.


Former students

Mr Tongfei Zhang: Worked for 3 months on Machine Learning assisted polymer design.