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Courtney M Quinn

PhD Student, Sustainable Hydrogen CDT,



Courtney grew up on a small farm near Dromore (County Down) in Northern Ireland. In 2016 Courtney moved to Belfast to study Chemical Engineering at Queen's University Belfast. In 2018 Courtney gained a QUILL Summer Studentship under the supervision of Dr Haresh Manyar. For 6 months Courtney worked on polymer immobilized ionic liquid catalysts for the production of biofuel additives from sustainable feedstock. In 2019 Courtney moved to Cork, Ireland, on ERASMUS work placement to work as a process engineering intern in the R&D department of the GSK Cork API site. During her time there the Cork site was acquired by ThermoFisher Scientific and so Courtney continued her internship in the Clinical Supply Department there. Courtney received her BEng (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University Belfast (2020).

In late 2020 Courtney moved to Nottingham to start her doctoral studies at the University of Nottingham on Sustainable Hydrogen-Evolution Catalysts under the supervision of Dr Graham Newton, Dr Darren Walsh and Dr Lee Johnson as part of the Sustainable Hydrogen Centre for Doctoral Training. The Sustainable Hydrogen (SusHy) Centre for Doctoral Training is a collaboration between the Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, Birmingham and Ulster. The centre is supported by the Engineering and Sciences Research Council and industrial partners.

Research Summary

Sustainable hydrogen-evolution catalysts

School of Chemistry

University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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