Research Fellow, 2020 – Present
Dr Evelyn Caldwell joined Prof John Irvine’s Group in 2020 to work on the waste to energy project. Prior to this, she amassed a number of years experience as an analytical chemist gaining a working knowledge of a variety of fields such as environmental testing, instrument manufacture, testing, training and consultancy work as well as the pharmaceutical and oil and gas industries.
She graduated in 2003 with a BSc (hons) Chemistry with IT and instrumentation from Glasgow Caledonian University and was awarded a PhD for research in the department of Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde in 2019. The title of her thesis being; The development of gold nanorod arrays in alumina as a substrate for multi-analyte SE(R)RS sensing under the supervision of Dr L.E.A Berlouis and Dr A Wark.
Evelyn’s research focused on the development of an inexpensive, user friendly substrate for use with surface enhanced (resonant) Raman spectroscopy (SE(R)RS). The aim of which was to produce a highly sensitive and tuneable substrate that is at once both multifunctional and application specific.