Gibson-Fawcett Award 2012 Winner


Dr Andrew Fogg
Dr Andrew Fogg
University of Liverpool

For his use of time resolved in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction to study the kinetics and mechanisms of materials syntheses.


About the Winner


Andrew Fogg grew up in Manchester and studied Chemistry at Worcester College, University of Oxford. His first taste of research came with an undergraduate project in the group of Dermot O'Hare before continuing his research as a D.Phil. student looking at the synthesis and anion exchange chemistry of layered double hydroxides. This work included the use of time resolved in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction to probe the kinetics and mechanism of the synthesis of these materials.

On completion of his D.Phil. he became a postdoctoral researcher with Gordon Parkinson, Andrew Rohl and Mark Ogden at Curtin University, Western Australia investigating crystal growth processes in the Bayer Process from both experimental and computational perspectives in collaboration with Alcoa.

On his return to the U.K. he accepted a postdoctoral position in the group of Matt Rosseinsky at the University of Liverpool exploring the potential superconducting properties of LiBC. He remained in Liverpool following the award of a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2004 and still holds that award. During this time his research has focussed on the synthesis of new materials and in particular those with anion exchange properties. New lanthanide hydroxide anion exchange hosts have been discovered and a time resolved in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction study into their formation revealed the presence and allowed for the subsequent isolation of the first anion exchangeable cationic inorganic frameworks.

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