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Overview

Samantha is the Senor Technical Specialist with overall responsibility for laser, optical, and electronic charachterisation provision in FSE. She also runs the Ultrafast Biophysics Facility in the MIB, where whe works at the Chemistry - Life Sciences - Physics interface.

Samantha investigates photochemical processes in a wide range of samples including enzymes, photoreceptors, semiconductor nanoparticles, inorganic compounds, graphene annd other 2D materials, and DNA. She has degigned, built, and used ultrafast transient absorption spectrometers for both visible and infra-red spectra regions, as well as using and maintaining various laser systems. She also has significant experience of ultrafast fluorescence up-conversion, TCSPC, FTIR, X-ray photoemission spectrocopy, X-ray scattering, stopped flow (rapid-mixing) techniques, and ab-initio and molecular dynamics calculations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology

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  • British Science Week Schools' Fair 2019

    Nicholas Weise (Organiser), Dominic Whittall (Participant), Samantha Hardman (Participant), Katherine Hollywood (Participant), Srijan Jindal (Participant), Sandra Taylor (Chair), Nicole Sibanda (Participant), Iaroslav Kosov (Participant), Alistair Holdsworth (Participant) & Lydia Briggs (Participant)

    12 Mar 201914 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch

  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology: A-level Open Day 2018

    Nicholas Weise (Co-Organiser), Louise Barnes (Organiser), Samantha Hardman (Co-Organiser), Colin Levy (Co-Organiser) & Lisa Beattie (Co-Organiser)

    23 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch

  • British Science Week Schools' Fair 2018

    Nicholas Weise (Organiser), Claire Gaffney (Co-Organiser), Anna Peters (Participant), Catherine Lowe (Participant), Dominic Whittall (Participant), Edward Deshmukh-Reeves (Participant), Emilia Wojcik (Participant), Gregory Bulmer (Participant), Helen Taylor (Participant), Ieva Norvaisaite (Participant), Irina Gostimskaya (Participant), Jack Bramham (Participant), Mary Ortmayer (Participant), Namrata Gogineni (Participant), Nicole Prandi (Participant), Rosa Morra (Participant), Ryan Smith (Participant), Samantha Gaytan Mondragon (Participant), Samantha Hardman (Participant), Samuel Hemmings (Participant) & Ruth Bradshaw Allen (Participant)

    13 Mar 201816 Mar 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch

  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology: A-level Open Day 2017

    Nicholas Weise (Co-Organiser), Louise Barnes (Organiser), Samantha Hardman (Co-Organiser), Colin Levy (Co-Organiser) & Lisa Beattie (Co-Organiser)

    24 Nov 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch

  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology: A-Level Open Day

    Nicholas Weise (Co-Organiser), Louise Barnes (Organiser), Samantha Hardman (Co-Organiser) & Colin Levy (Co-Organiser)

    18 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch