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Principle Investigator

Dr Gemma-Louise Davies

Gemma’s biography and research profile can be found here.

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Postdoctoral Researchers


Picture1Dr Fuqiang Chang

Fuqiang joined the group in June 2021 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Find out more about Fuqiang and his research here.


PhD Students


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Sam Ackerley (2020-2023)

Sam joined the group in May 2020 to start his EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies sponsored PhD. Sam works across the Department of Chemistry, the School of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemical Engineering to design new composites for MRI-guided monitoring of drug release. Find out more about Sam and his research here.


Alex Furby3Alexander Furby (2018-2021)

Alex joined the group in September 2018, supported by an EPSRC studentship. He is co-supervised with Prof. Vijay Chudasama (UCL). Find out more about Alex and his research here.

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Mark Hardmeier (2019-2022)Mark H

Mark joined the group late in 2019 working on developing nanoparticles for targeted imaging agents for colorectal cancer and is co-supervised by Prof. Gareth Williams. Find out more about Mark and his research here.

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Clarissa Harman (2018-2021)

Clarissa joined the group in Summer 2018 on a multidisciplinary project co-supervised by Dr Stefan Guldin, Prof. Gareth Williams, and Dr Sudax Murdan, supported by Quotient Sciences. Find out more about Clarissa and her research here.

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Adila IslamAdila Islam (2020-2024)

Adila joined the group in September 2020 and is supported by the Advanced Characterisation of Materials Centre for Doctoral Training and will be co-supervised by Dr James Wilton-Ely (Imperial College). Find out more about Adila and her research here.

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aoife-kavanaghAoife Kavanagh (2020-2024)

Aoife joined the group in September 2020 and is supported by the Advanced Characterisation of Materials Centre for Doctoral Training and will be co-supervised by Prof. Yurii Gun’ko (Trinity College Dublin). Aoife’s research aims to develop new surface-functionalised 2D CuInS-based colloidal nanomaterials for use in biomedical applications.Find out more about Aoife and her research here.


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 Aaron King (2017-2021)

Aaron joined the group in September 2017 and is the first of the UCL cohort of students! Aaron works will all things small and magnetic. Find out more about Aaron and his research here.

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Isabel Raby2Isabel Raby (2021-2024)

Isabel joined the group in September 2021 and is working on 1D nanomaterials and flow chemistry synthesis of materials. Read more about Isabel and her research here.

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MarwaMarwa M. I. Rizk (2018-2022)

Marwa joined the group in September 2018, supported by a competitively-won Newton-Mosharafa Fund Scholarship, sponsored by the Egyptian Government and the British Council. Marwa’s PhD project focusses on targeted multifunctional nanocarriers for the treatment and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma. Find out more about  Marwa and her research here.


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Margarita (Mary) Strimaite (2019-2022)

Mary joined the group in May 2019 on a multidisciplinary project through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical Technologies and is co-supervised by  Prof. Gareth Williams. Find out more about Mary and her research here.

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Viliyana2Viliyana Lewis (Tsanova) (2018-2022)

Viliyana joined the group in September 2018, supported by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling and Materials Science at UCL Chemistry. Viliana’s project will be co-supervised by the Defence Science and Technology Labs (DSTL) UK. Find out more about Viliyana and her research here.


Connor WellsConnor Wells (2018-2022)

Connor joined the group in September 2018, supported by the Advanced Characterisation of Materials Centre for Doctoral Training and will be co-supervised by Dr James Wilon-Ely (Imperial College). Find out more about Connor and his research here.


ZiweiZiwei Zhang (2018-2021)

Ziwei joined the group in March 2018, and is carrying out a project co-supervised with Dr Gareth Williams in the School of Pharmacy at UCL. Find out more about Ziwei and her research here.

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Masters Students

The group usually hosts a number of Masters students every year. If you are interested in joining the group for your MSci or MSc project, please email Dr Davies to discuss potential projects.

Bincheng YuanBincheng Yuan (2021-2022)

Bincheng joins the group through the MSc in Materials for Energy and the Environment. Find out more about Bincheng and his research here.

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Yongzheng YuYongzheng Yu (2021-2022)

Yongzheng joins the group through the MSc in Applied Analytical Chemistry. Find out more about Yongzheng and his research here.

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Alumni

Please see here for details of Alumni and what they are up to now!