Kez and Dave have left the building

16 December 2020

As the winter holiday closure brings another term of Chemistry at Sheffield to a close, the Foster group has watched two of its first PhD students leave the group, as Doctors, for pastures new.

Dave with a celebratory bottle of champagne

Dave, who joined in 2016, has completed both a PhD and a 1 year PDRA position in the group. As Jona’s first PhD student, he has done a fantastic job in helping lay the foundations of the research group, published 4 papers (so far), presented to MPs, and eaten ~1000 cakes. Dr Dave (and Dr Jen) have now moved to Glasgow, where he will be working with Dr Ashleigh Fletcher and Dr Iain Oswald, studying the structural responsivity of MOFs.

Kez and Jona

Kez joined us in 2017, as part of the groups second cohort of PhD students. Originally from Kerala, India, Kez embraced all (the best) facets of British life during her time here, though she also spent a stint in Deutschland. Kezia has pioneered the use of MONs in photovoltaics during her PhD, whilst also setting up a company and a solar cell outreach experiment. Kez continues her globetrotting by heading to Prague, where she will be working as an independent Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics.

Everyone in the group is incredibly proud of and inspired by what both Dave and Kez have accomplished in such a short time.

We wish you both all the best, we know you’re gonna smash your next projects!