Dr Irina Flyagina from Russian Academy of Sciences joined our group as PDRA in Materials Engineering. Welcome Irina!

Irina's postdoctoral work is funded by the EPSRC grant  EP/N014960/1 “Mixed-matrix membranes integrating metal-organic frameworks: thermo-mechanical properties and engineering performance”. She obtained her PhD (2014) in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Leeds, developing alternative low-cost carbon-based electrocatalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. She was a Research Fellow (2015-Jul 2016) at the Russian Academy of Sciences and applied first-principles simulations to solve problems linked to mechanochemistry, adsorption-induced materials strength reduction, and inorganic host-guest suprastuctures.