The University of Manchester at Harwell (UoMaH) team is led by Director, Professor Neil Bourne.
Our group consists of a core technical team, professional support staff and researchers.
Dr Michael Baker
Michael is a Research Fellow in physical chemistry. He is interested in the application of X-ray and neutron spectroscopies to study the role of metal ion active sites in biology and in functional magnetic materials.
Sarah is our Senior Administrative Assistant and Neil Bourne’s PA. She is the first point of contact for enquiries and visitors to UoMaH. Sarah is inspired by science and has long experience working for the University.
Professor Neil Bourne
Neil is Professor of Matter in Extreme Environments and is the Director of UoMaH. Neil is also a Co-director of the University’s Thomas Ashton Institute.
Dr Antoine Cornet
Antoine is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on an EPSRC funded project. His research focuses on the structural analysis of active and irradiated engineering materials to ensure safety and security of future energy supplies.
Dr David Eastwood
David is a Research Fellow dealing with safety and the mitigation of and response to risk. He is particularly interested in probing energetic and reactive materials such as batteries and catalysts using X-ray imaging and in situ synchrotron techniques.
Dr Alex Greenaway
Alex is an Experimental Officer with particular responsibility for health and safety. He can advise facility users on design of equipment and processes to ensure experiments are performed safely.
Dr Jared Jones
Jared is a Mechanical Development Engineer assisting Harwell national facilities users with mechanical design and automation of experimental set-ups.
Dr Aneeqa Khan
Aneeqa Khan is a Research Fellow in nuclear fusion. Her research is focused on testing materials and components for nuclear fusion applications.
Steph is our Deputy Operations Manager. Her primary role is project management to support delivery of joint projects between The University of Manchester and Harwell Science Innovation Campus. She has more than five years’ experience working at Harwell.
Dr Sara Nonni
Sara is an Experimental Officer supporting facility users from across Manchester during their experiments at Harwell. She is the main operator of our Nikon X-ray machine and can perform scans of samples upon request. With a doctorate in radiocarbon dating, Sara has a particular interest in the study of historic artefacts.
Dr Christopher Parlett
Christopher is a Research Fellow in catalysis. He employs operando x-ray spectroscopic techniques to assist in the elucidation of catalytically active sites, aiding the design and development of novel catalytic nanomaterials.
Dr Paul Wady
Paul is an Experimental Officer supporting facility users from across Manchester during their experiments at Harwell. With five years’ experience at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility's radiation damage beamlines, Paul has particular interest in activated samples handling and nuclear materials.
Dr Jane Westwell
Jane is our Research and Grants Manager. She supports grant applications from proposal to post-award stage and co-ordinates research project delivery. She also manages our communications and stakeholder relationships.
Dr Martin Wilding
Martin Wilding is the Senior Experimental Officer. He manages the technical team to facilitate safe and successful experiments.