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Harding Distinguished Postgraduate Scholars Programme


  Erin Holdsworth,

  United Kingdom

  Physics (NanoDTC), Newnham College

  PhD thesis: TBC.

  Research interests:
  1. Spectroscopy.
  2. Molecular Design.
                                3. Bionanotechnology.
                                4. Energy Materials.

I am yet to confirm the area of my final research project. However, I am currently completing mini-projects titled 'making lipid phase separation stimuli-responsive with DNA line-actants' and 'exploring metal-organic frameworks for electrochemical carbon capture'. I am very excited to broaden my skillset and interests through my interdisciplinary MRes year. I will have the opportunity to work within multiple research groups and with novel experimental techniques. I believe this will allow me to take a more holistic approach during my PhD.

Who or what inspired you to pursue your research interests?
I was inspired to pursue my research interests by my undergraduate lecturers and personal supervisors who never failed to make studying an interesting and enjoyable experience, and who always believed in me.