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Oliver Buxton

Oliver Buxton

Co-ordinator

Having spent a few years in industry, I returned to academia to complete a PhD in material science. After sneaking into a PoS talk two years ago, I was keen to get involved to help share the experience with those who are interested. Two years later I’m now helping co-ordinate PoS in Manchester!

Simon McCormack

Simon McCormack

Co-ordinator

After working in industry for several years, I have come back to university to expand my opportunities through a PhD in material science. I have been a going to Pint of Science talks for years and after volunteering last year have returned to coordinate this years event in Manchester.

James Haughton

James Haughton

One-off events/Committee

I am a fourth year PhD student researching microstructural modelling of soft tissues. I love that my area combines the mathematical and biological sciences. My other hobbies include playing video games, watching films and TV, reading and quizzing, and I have a season ticket at FC United.

Khadisha Zahra

Khadisha Zahra

Media Secretary

A 3rd year PhD student, my research focuses on N-doped graphene to improve fuel cells. I started volunteering with PoS in 2017 as a one-off-events team leader, then I co-coordinated the Manchester team and now I am media secretary. I’ll be one of the people pestering you with festival promotions!

Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson

Planet Earth

I am a third year PhD chemist, researching lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles for sensing applications, with interests in biotechnology and spectroscopy. Outside of science, I enjoy playing the piano, recreating Lion King scenes, and all things arty or edible.

Maddy Hurry

Maddy Hurry

Our Body

I’m a second year PhD student researching the role of the gut-brain axis in stroke. Passionate about education, outreach and the interaction between science and society. Lover of science, pints and festivals (though not necessarily in that order!).

Arika Hisatsune

Arika Hisatsune

Atoms to Galaxies

I’m a Research Master student in Chemistry trying to develop a novel NMR technique for mixture analysis. A lover of sports, science, and great open-minded people. I especially like teaching and learning analytical chemistry. Research is not always easy, but I try to think like a proton!

Robert Marvin

Robert Marvin

Atoms to Galaxies

I'm a PhD student researching filtration for oil-water separation. I've attended PoS for the last three years and find it a great way to unlock your inner geek! If there are 3 things I enjoy, it's a cold pint, talking science and experiencing the outdoors (sadly, all 3 are hard to achieve simultaneo...

Jake Elms

Jake Elms

Planet Earth

I'm in the third year of my CDT PhD and my research project is based around the reactions of ingested sands and dusts in gas turbine aircraft engines. My degree was in chemistry but the project is really multidisciplinary and encompasses aerospace engineering, materials science and geochemistry. Kee...

Aranzazu Carmona Orbezo

Aranzazu Carmona Orbezo

Committee & Planet Earth

Born and raised in Mexico City. After spending some years working in industry, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a scientist. I love researching about water treatment methods, specially the ones that use electrochemistry. If I’m not in the lab, you will find me knitting or dancing.

Jill Merlini

Jill Merlini

Beautiful Mind

I’m currently undertaking a master’s in neuroscience and hoping to follow it up with a PhD in Manchester. I’m particularly interested in post-stroke recovery and developing new therapeutic strategies. PoS is the perfect way to get the public interested in our research!

Jessica Moulton

Jessica Moulton

Committee Member & Beautiful Mind

I am a third year CDT PhD student currently working on understanding how and why some marine coatings are more susceptible to failure. I’m currently working on modelling the behaviour of coating systems using novel systems. I’ve chosen to help with the organisation of PoS this year to engage the pub...

Tom Flavell

Tom Flavell

Atoms to Galaxies

I'm a first year physics PhD student studying quantum dots with the aim of improving the efficiency and reducing the cost of solar cells. I'm a lover of cycling, techno and Wolverhampton Wanderers, but also have a passion for physics outreach and pubs, so getting involved with Pint of Science was a ...

Ahmet Hilmi Paksoy

Ahmet Hilmi Paksoy

Tech Me Out

I am a second year PhD student researching the high temperature mechanical behaviour of environmental barrier coatings for aero engines. Out of research, I really enjoy cycling, travelling and discover the local pubs around. I’ve never heard of PoS before moving to UK but I am so excited to be part...

Helen Williams

Helen Williams

Treasurer

I am a post-doctoral research associate in Immunology researching the role of S. aureus in Atopic Dermatitis pathology. I really enjoy public engagement activities and love translating science to the general public. I have attended a number PoS talks over the years and now I am excited to be involve...

Daniel Bell

Daniel Bell

Planet Earth

I am a second year chemistry PhD student, researching supramolecular lanthanide architectures for sensing and delivery applications, with interests in synthesis and analysis. Away from science, I enjoy playing video games, sports and watching eSports.

Emma Heslington

Emma Heslington

Planet Earth

I am a master’s student in chemistry, currently working on a project based around public attitudes to nuclear chemistry. I’m very excited to be a part of Pint of Science as it involves both public engagement in science and pints!

Isabel Pazmiño Mayorga

Isabel Pazmiño Mayorga

Tech Me Out

I am Isabel Pazmiño Mayorga from the middle of the world, Ecuador. Chemical engineer curious and passionate about science and engineering. I like communication-related topics, especially when it comes to science and outreach to the general public. Always trying to explore and discover new activities...

Stephanie Ling

Stephanie Ling

One Off Events

I am a medic taking some time off doctoring to research the genetics and molecules involved in arthritis. This is my third year taking part in Pint of Science– it’s quite addictive. Outside of work, I like playing my double bass, crocheting and pies.

Faye Johnson

Faye Johnson

Beautiful Mind

I am a 1st year health psychology PhD student, exploring how to help people understand inconclusive genetic screening results. Making science accessible is at the heart of my project, and is something I’m really into. Other interests include pub quizzes, pub walks, pub food, pub dogs, and pubs.

Mollie Ward

Mollie Ward

Our Society

I am a first year PhD studying computational neuroscience on neuromorphic hardware. When not in the office I can usually be found on a hockey pitch, up a mountain in Snowdonia or watching Man Utd play football (mostly unhappily). This is my first year with PoS and I am excited to be a part of it!

Araceli Garcia Mora

Araceli Garcia Mora

Our Body

I am a second year PhD student at the University of Manchester. My research is in Genomics, but I am interested in a broad range of scientific topics, especially in how we can use computational approaches to carry out scientific research. My favourite thing about research is talk and discuss it it i...

Sara Summerton

Sara Summerton

Our Society

I’m a PhD student working on neuromorphic computing, which is a fancy way of saying 'brain-inspired.' I'm a convalescing physicist, enjoy rock climbing, and play the violin, all not particularly well. This is my fourth year helping out with Pint of Science and I'm looking forward to sharing a pint!

Katie Downes

Katie Downes

Beautiful Mind

I am a PhD candidate researching the protein secretory pathway, aka how proteins know where they are going and how they get there. Outside of the lab I love to spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors or enjoying a glass of wine (or 4).