Students funded by other routes

Sung Yi-Ying

在台灣成功大學完成碩士學業後選擇繼續深造。讀博是一段漫長的旅程,從申請學校到選擇導師都需要謹慎的思考。在拿到不同學校的入學通知後,我嘗試更深入的了解每位教授的研究領域,當然學費、獎學金與生活費也都列入我的考量之中,最終我選擇Renald作為我的導師。

剛開始在聖安的生活是充滿徬徨的,由於抵達的時間較晚沒有參與到許多活動因此對學校非常陌生。在加入團隊的第一天,導師就開車帶我認識聖安,讓我覺得非常親切,不但減少了我的不安,也使我愛上聖安這個小鎮,這個富含歷史的小鎮有著許多特別傳統正等著我去細細品味。在這裡做研究不同於國內,我體驗到一邊享受生活一邊做研究,假日或離開實驗室後的時間通常都是自己的,可以規劃自己想要的生活,有了充分的休息在研究時也大幅提升大家的研究效率。

Nuoxi Zhang

Nuoxi gained her bachelor degree in the Chemistry with Material Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh (2014-2017). In the final year, she joined Professor Neil B. Mckeown’s group to work the project of “Synthesis Novel Polyimide of Intrinsic Microporosity for Carbon Dioxide Separation”.
Nuoxi started PhD under the supervision of Professor John Irvine in 2017. Her PhD project is focused on “Upgrading Biogas via Electrolysis”. The aim of this project is to take surplus wind electricity and use in Solid Oxide Electrolyser Cell (SOEC) to reduce the carbon dioxide in biogas via carbon monoxide to methane and or hydrogen.

Liang Zhao

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liang Zhao was born in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He got BEng of Applied Chemistry in Shanghai University and MSc of Physical Chemistry in East China Normal University (ECNU). During his postgraduate period, he mainly focused on gas-phase selective oxidation of alcohols on copper-based bimetallic catalysts and has published three literatures. In Sep 2018, he joined the Dr. Richard Baker’s group and engaged in the area of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). In this project, he is devoted to fabricate novel anode materials in order to enhance electrochemical activity and stability of SOFC.

Hang Liu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hang Liu was born in Urumqi, an inland city of China. His bachelor degree in metallic material engineering was awarded by Dalian University of Technology (DUT) at 2016 and he obtained his MSc degree with a distinction class in the University of Manchester (UoM) at 2017. After graduated from UoM, he successfully got an opportunity to pursue his PhD study in the University of St Andrews as a funded student by St Leonards College Scholarship. His PhD project will focus on the investigation of potential novel improper ferroelectrics and multiferroics with perovskite structure under the supervision of Dr. Finlay Morrison.