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Nicola Wood


In 2014 I graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Natural Sciences (specialising in Chemistry) and in September 2015 I completed my MSc in Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Bristol. My Masters project was in the area of synthetic biology, focussing on optimising the catalytic efficiency of an artificial peroxidase enzyme.

Research Interests

Currently my main research interest is in studying the use of natural or artificial biological systems in fuel cells to harness the massive potential of solar energy.

Why I chose the CDT in Bioenergy

I have been interested in pursuing a career in renewable energy for a while. The CDT in Bioenergy offered me the best way to use the skills I have learnt over the last four years in an area that is of ever increasing importance. The large number of industry links and wide range of academics and departments involved in the CDT programme here made Leeds really stand out for me.