Postgraduate Students


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Miss Kirsty McRoberts


Originally from Norfolk, I gained an MChem from Nottingham Trent University in 2014, before starting at St Andrews that September. My research is currently focused on the non-classical crystal growth of MOFs; particularly those with interesting topology such as the kagome lattice structure found in MIL-68 based metal-organic frameworks. Outside of chemistry I enjoy reading, and officiating at swimming competitions, from beginner to national level.



Mr Jianing Hui


I obtained my MSc degree in materials science from Hefei University of Technology, China in 2014. I’m currently studying for a PhD under the joint supervision of Prof John T.S. Irvine and Prof Wuzong Zhou. My research focuses on alternative anode for solid oxide fuel cells, particularly on deficient and excess perovskite. During my spare time, I enjoy watching movies and sports.



Miss Jialu Chen


I graduated in 2015 with a BSc degree in Chemistry and Law from Fudan University and recently started a PhD at the University of St Andrews. Previously, as an exchange student I visited University of British Columbia and University of Tokyo for one and two months, respectively. During my spare time, I enjoy baking, traveling, photographying, zumba and other sports.


Mr Shitao Wu


I completed my BSc in Nanjing Forestry University and did projects concerning paper making with enzymes and nanoparticles synthesis and characterization. My PhD project will concentrate on electron microscopic studies of crystal growth under the supervision of Prof. Wuzong Zhou. I like playing the guitar and football, and I support Juventus.

Mr Weihao Sun


I spent my four-year bachelor life in Shanghai Normal University and graduated with BEng in Chemical Engineering and BSc in Financial Management in the summer of 2017. I did my MSc by research programme in Professor Wuzong Zhou’s group and started my PhD study in September 2018. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming and landscape photography.