Cate O'Brien


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Research Interests

  • SAXS
  • Millifluidics
  • Polymer Processing

Biography and previous work

I am currently undertaking my PhD, which I commenced in 2016 after completing a Master's in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield.

Current Work

Microfocus SAXS for Millifluidic Extensional Flow: Enabling New Paradigms in Polymer Processing.

My current PhD work focuses on the design and production of a millilfluidic device for in-situ SAXS measurements. This device will employ both shear and elongational flow to enable new paradigms for polymer processing.

Personal interests

To relax from my studies, I enjoy watching films and being a projectionist at Sheffield Students’ Union cinema, as well as reading many books.