Samantha Russell

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh where I graduated with a Masters degree in medicinal and biological chemistry. My fourth year was spent at a research lab in Lille, France working with Prof. Thierry Loiseau, Dr Christophe Volkringer and Prof. Marc Visseaux where I synthesised metal-organic frameworks as pre-catalysts for isoprene polymerisation.

I am a member of the CRITICAT CDT and completed 6 months of training prior to starting work in the Russell Morris group. My project involves the synthesis and characterisation of zeolites for use as zeolite catalysts in biological applications. The zeolites are then used for the production of nitric oxide from biologically available substrates.

Outside of chemistry I enjoy baking and keeping fit through running and Pilates.