Rachel completed her MPhys degree in 2017 at the University of Sheffield, winning the Ann Woodham Memorial Prize in Physics. For the last two years of her undergraduate degree Rachel worked under the supervision of Prof. David Lidzey on two separate projects. During her Masters year, Rachel studied the temperature dependent optical and electrical properties of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite materials and devices. It was during her Masters project that Rachel developed an interest in organic photovoltaics which led to her applying for a PhD.
After travelling around Europe for the summer, Rachel has recently begun a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Richard Jones and Prof. David Lidzey. Her PhD focuses on studying the nanostructure and self-assembly processes of the component polymer thin films in organic photovoltaics.
During her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, playing badminton and watching football.