Students funded by other routes

Sung Yi-Ying



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.