Jamie grew up in East Lothian, Scotland and completed both his undergraduate studies (B.Sc., 2010) and PhD (2014) at the University of Glasgow, where he studied the synthesis and self-assembly of polyoxometalate clusters. He remained for a further year in Glasgow as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and Team Leader in the lab of Prof. Lee Cronin before being awarded a JSPS postdoctoral fellowship, which he assumed in 2015 at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, to work on organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials and electronically switchable coordination complexes. He returned to the UK in 2017, joining the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham to work on the 3D-printing of advanced materials prior to joining the NAMI Group as a senior postdoctoral researcher in 2018. Jamie holds a broad remit across the group’s interests in the application of molecular redox species in next-generation energy storage technologies and is particularly interested in the design, manufacture and scale-up of new inorganic nanomaterials in emerging energy technologies. Outside of work, Jamie’s main interest is in taking up new hobbies and then immediately giving them up again. This has included (but is in no way limited to) snowboarding, rock climbing, guitar, DIY, piano, cocktail making, barbecuing and golf.
Jack received his MSci in Chemistry from Nottingham in 2016 and continued his PhD in the Chemistry department under the supervision of Prof. Andrei Khlobystov and Dr. Graham Newton, investigating the properties of polyoxometalates encapsulated within nanotubes, graduating in 2021. He was awarded the EPSRC Postdoctoral prize in his final year, allowing him to further his PhD research into the applications of encapsulated polyoxometalates for energy storage.
Elizabeth Hampson is a Research Associate in the Applied Materials and Interfaces Group at the University of Nottingham. She received an MSci in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry in 2017 at the university before she carried out her PhD under the supervision of Dr Graham Newton, on the synthesis of asymmetric organic-inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates. Following completion of her PhD earlier in 2021, she is now researching the role of electrolytes and additives in next-generation batteries.
Sharad Amin is a Research Associate at the University of Nottingham (UK) in the Nottingham Applied Materials and Interfaces group (NAMI). He received his MSci in Chemistry in 2016 before completing his PhD in 2021 on the supramolecular assembly of redox-active polyoxometalate soft-materials under the supervision of Dr Graham Newton. Following his PhD, Sharad was awarded an EPSRC doctoral prize to conduct research on the development of these redox-active hybrid organic-inorganic soft materials to towards solid-state nanostructured metal-oxide architectures for energy devices.