Dr Lauren McHugh

Lauren McHugh

College Research Associate
Research interestsDr Lauren McHugh completed both her MChem (2010-2015) and PhD (2015-2019) in Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, where her PhD was completed under the supervision of Prof. Russell Morris FRS. Her research project was conducted in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and focused on improving the water-stability, gas adsorption and processability of porous materials, such as metal-organic frameworks and activated carbons. During her PhD, Lauren showed that these materials could successfully be used in the purification of contaminated airstreams.

Lauren moved to the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge in January 2020 as a Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Research Associate. Her current research is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Bennett and focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of non-crystalline and glassy metal-organic frameworks and hybrid ceramic materials.