Ronald Belcher Award 2016 Winner


Miss Zoe Ayres
Miss Zoe Ayres
University of Warwick

 

Awarded for the development of a robust boron doped diamond pH sensor for in-situ pH measurements in extreme environments

 

 

 


About the Winner


Zoe Ayres is currently completing her PhD studies at the University of Warwick, in the Electrochemistry and Interfaces group under the supervision of Professors Julie Macpherson and Mark Newton. Her work is in the development of new boron doped diamond electrochemical sensors for wide range of applications including environmental pH monitoring and heavy metal analysis. The work is funded by the EPSRC and Element Six.

In 2012 Zoe graduated from Nottingham Trent University (Forensic Science, BSc), going on to do an MSc in Analytical Science at the University of Warwick. She has won numerous awards including the Sensor and Water Interest Group Early Career Researcher prize 2014, as well as several poster prizes (e.g. Electrochem 2015, Diamond Conference 2015) and was a finalist for the "SET for Britain" poster competition 2016 at Westminster.

Zoe is also heavily involved in the analytical community, being an active committee member for the Analytical Science Network for several years, as well as publicity officer for the RSC Analytical Methods Committee (AMC) and an ordinary member of the RSC Electrochemistry Group. Always happy to promote science, Zoe is also a STEM ambassador, and has participated is several large-scale outreach activities including "Science Lates" at the London Science Museum and "Chemistry at Work" at the Thinktank in Birmingham.


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