Karwei So

DTA Studentship, Wolfson College

MChem Durham University

Short biography

I undertook my undergraduate studies in the UK, at Durham University. There I obtained my Masters in Chemistry (MChem). For my fourth year research project, I was supervised by Dr Ivana Evans. The aim of my project was to synthesise and characterise a selection of families of metal oxides. Following synthesis and characterisation, these materials were tested for their photocatalytic capabilities for the degradation of an organic dye, Rhodamine B.


I am now a 1st year DPhil student. My research project is on synthesising and structurally characterising metal filled carbon nanotubes. These metal filled carbon nanotubes will be synthesised via chemical vapour deposition (CVD).

Past times

My past times include playing the piano and violin. I am a passionate baker and eater. I also play badminton, rugby and I have recently taken up Judo.