Sarah is a PhD student working with Steve Rimmer on the synthesis of polymers with adhesive properties useful in the printing industry, as well as providing much fundamental science. In fact this work is being performed with Domino UK Ltd as industrial partner. She is also interested in the adhesive properties of these polymers and will use a variety of surface techniquers to investigate them. Sarah started her research in October 2011 having got a first class degree in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, during which performed a splendid undergraduate project with Steve. Although Sarah spent a year in America as part of her degree, she is from East Yorkshire (the rather old town of Beverley to be precise), so not too far from Sheffield. On Wednesday July 15, 2015 Sarah successfully defended her thesis before her examiners, Dr Frederik Claeyssens (University of Sheffield) and Professor Sébastien Lecommandoux of the University of Bordeaux. Sarah subsequently moved a few metres to join Steve Armes' group.
UK Colloids 2014, London, July 2014