My name is Allison Arber, and I read chemistry at the University of Oxford where I graduated with a Master of Chemistry. During this course, I completed a theoretical chemistry research project in which I developed a 2D Electronic Coherence Spectroscopy experiment that could be used to observe energy transfer in conjugated polymers. I have always been fascinated by the quantum realm, and this project gave me an excellent opportunity to learn about modelling electronic behaviours. Following on this research, I chose to pursue an MRes in Molecular Engineering because it combines my passion for quantum mechanical modelling with the chance to learn how these models can impact material design and industry processes.

Allison won the 2021 Dr Theo George Wilson Scholarship for the Molecular Engineering MRes. Read about how this helped her studies

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