Craig Slater wins Oxford’s Springer Thesis Prize

Dr Craig Slater (Brouard Group) has been awarded a Springer Thesis Prize for his PhD thesis, titled ‘Studies of Photoinduced Molecular Dynamics Using a Fast Imaging Sensor’. This award recognises the work as the best physical sciences thesis from the University of Oxford examined during the past year, and the thesis will be published in full as a monograph in the ‘Springer Theses’ series. Craig’s work involved a number of sophisticated experiments highlighting novel applications of the Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometry (PImMS) camera in the field of photoinduced molecular dynamics. This approach represents a marriage of a new enabling technology (a multiple memory register, CMOS-based pixel detector) with several modern chemical physics approaches and represents a significant leap forward in capabilities.