Louise’s main interests are in luminescence spectroscopy and actinide chemistry, but she also dabbles in lanthanide and d-metal/ organic chemistry in her exploration of two-photon chemistry and up-conversion. Research into actinide chemistry involves exploration of actinyl units (especially the ever-elusive uranyl(V)) and increasing understanding of the fundamental spectroscopic properties of air-sensitive actinide complexes, including uranium mono-oxo species and uranium(IV) chemistry.
Apart from the joy of seeing a nicely resolved emission spectrum, Louise enjoys going to the gym, 24 and (above all) Thursday night pints.
Hitchhiker's guide to nuclear blog and podcast - Mark Williams
Follow Debbie's Japanese experience
Toria's Chemistry Twitter account
One of Toria's blog posts about her experiences in science
The School of Chemistry's YouTube series, CAMERA
James's YouTube series about nuclear science
Science Spectacular on Twitter
Follow the links below to find out about opportunities to join our research group!
PhD Studentship: Microbe – Radionuclide Interactions in Legacy Nuclear Waste Systems
PhD Studentship: Evaluation of Uranium Retention in Geological Minerals at the Sub-Micron Level
Research Associate: Imaging of Uranium Biotransformations by Microorganisms
19-02-19 11th European Short Course on "Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy"
Adam travelled to Berlin to learn about new and exciting types of fluorescence microscopy, and is looking forward to trying some of them out over the coming year!
06/02/2019 UoM Chem Soc Talk
Louise was invited to give a guest lecturer to Chem Soc, called "Radioactivity: A Glowing Future?". It included demonstrations with Geiger counters and glowing uranium glass!
25-01-19 David's viva PASSED!
Huge congratulations to David who passed his viva today, becoming the latest Team Natrajan Doctor!
Team Natrajan have taken the plunge and joined Twitter! Follow us here - our handle is @Team_Natrajan
21-12-18 Good luck Kurt!
We say a sad goodbye to post-doc, Kurt, who is off to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the USA, to start an exciting research position in the Chemical Sciences Division!