Chaya graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham. It was here where an interest in materials chemistry began to grow. She completed a collaborative literature review on biodegradable materials as alternatives to plastics, combining areas of environmental health with materials chemistry. She is now studying MSc Materials for Energy and Environment at UCL with research under the supervision of Dr Gemma-Louise Davies.
Chaya’s project focuses on the synthesis and analysis of iron and silica based magnetic mesoporous nanoparticles. The material aims to remove heavy metal pollutants from water.