Dr Samuel Cryer
After completing his MSci in Chemistry in 2011 at Imperial College, Sam undertook a brief internship in Polymer Chemistry at Clariant GmBH (Frankfurt), before returning to Imperial to undertake his PhD. His Research since then has focused on the synthesis and analysis of organic semiconducting materials for organic electronic applications. After focusing on polymer materials for solar and transistor devices during his PhD (which he completed in 2017), he moved into a teaching and support lecturer position at UCL to work on polymer materials for thermoelectric applications.
As well as research, Sam is also interested in communicating science to anyone who’s interested. This has comprised of various ventures, notably: consulting for the discovery channel on their web series ‘Outrageous Acts of Science’; co-leading a large scale multi-departmental interactive art installation at the Imperial Festival to fuse art and science together; and recreating 18th Century Robert Boyle experiments with history undergraduates to explore the evidence for the resurrection of Christ (at the UCL Institute of Making).
Dr Saumya Singh
Saumya obtained her PhD in chemical sciences from CSIR–National Chemical Laboratory Pune, India, researching BODIPY based molecules and polymers for organic field effect transistors. She joined the Schroeder group in September 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher to develop new interlayer materials for organic and hybrid solar cells.