Ms Angelika Beinert joint the group as a PhD student. She has graduated with a German Diploma degree in Physics from the University of Freiburg i. Br. in Germany. For her final thesis she has investigated the influence of additives on the degradation behaviour of Ethylenvinylacetate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. Previously she has spent 6 months at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energies in Boston, where she has contributed to investigate potential measurement methods of the EVA crosslinking degree. After obtaining her degree she has worked as a guest scientist at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she did research on the heatsealing behaviour of Polyethylene. At the MML Angelika works on the design and fabrication of polymeric nanofoams.
Mr Andrew Fowler joint the group as a PhD student. He has a MPhys from Warwick and studies now under the Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science, with funding from the EPSRC. His research interests are in Multi-scale modelling, primarily across electronic structure and classical nuclear dynamics methods with specific application to layered-structure materials.