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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 have found it is a great way to learn about things that aren’t necessarily my field.

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

Coordinator

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!

Stephanie Ling

Stephanie Ling

Our Society

I am a medic taking some time off doctoring to research the genetics and molecules involved in arthritis. This is my second year taking part in Pint of Science – last year was so ace I HAD to come back for more. Outside of work, I like playing my double bass, crocheting and pies.

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

Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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 & Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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 & Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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

Volunteer

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.