Sara Morris

Though originally from Stockholm I did my undergraduate degree (MChem in Chemistry) at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and graduated from there in 2011 with First Class honours. My degree included a full year working in industry, which I spent in TD at GlaxoSmithKline as a physical properties analyst of APIs.

Upon returning to HWU I did my final year project work in the theoretical photochemistry group doing DFT calculations of photoinduced electron transfer within bipolar spirobifluorenes. This work, supervised by Dr M.J. Paterson, sparked my interest for computational chemistry and led me to join the Himo research group as a PhD student. I started here in September 2011 and I am concentrating my research on elucidation of enzyme-catalysed reaction mechanisms through quantum mechanical cluster modelling using DFT.