PostDoctoral Research Fellow , Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh
Beltane Fellow: 21 Jan 2011 – 15 July 2011
Dr Jenny Rodgers received a DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford in 2004 before moving in 2006 work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions (CSEC) at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focused on the synthesis and characterisation of new solid-state oxides at high pressures and temperatures, and she developed techniques for preparing new materials at pressures up to 120,000 atmospheres and temperatures up to 1300 °C. She has a strong interest in public engagement with science and from January 2009 has been involved in ‘The Big Squeeze’ project that seeks to highlight the research conducted at CSEC and at large-scale facilities.
In March 2011 Jenny took up a new position as the Royal Society of Chemistry Regional Coordinator for Scotland, based at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. Within this post she is supporting and promoting the Royal Society of Chemistry’s educational resources for schools and universities.