Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Powder XRD

Dr Jamie Gould

  • Technical Scientific Officer

I gained my PhD in materials chemistry at the University of Liverpool in 2009 under the supervision of Prof Matthew J. Rosseinsky FRS, working on the synthesis and characterisation of amino acid derived metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Following my PhD, I was awarded an EPSRC Independent Postdoctoral Prize, which allowed me to spend 6 months investigating photoswitching MOFs.

In 2010, I moved to the University of York to work on an interdisciplinary project within the biology and chemistry departments, supervised by Dr Paul Genever and Dr Victor Chechik, investigating the role of oxidative stress in the toxicity of gold nanoparticles.

In 2011, I worked with Prof Martin Schröder at the University of Nottingham on the synthesis and characterisation of pyridyl-isophthalate MOFs.

In 2013, I joined the University of Leeds as a fixed-term lecturer (2.5 yrs), where I worked on the synthesis of polydentate pyrazole ligands and their incorporation into highly stable MOFs.

In 2016, I took a career break to pursue other interests, before returning to academia in 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of York with Dr Alyssa Avestro on the synthesis and characterisation of MOFs for energy storage.

In 2020, I moved to Newcastle University as a Technical Scientific Officer, specialising in powder X-ray diffraction.