The group

Undergraduate student:

Jason Buchanan

Jason is an undergraduate student working on a project investigating supramolecular self–assembly using boron. When Jason is not studying, he enjoys hanging out with his wife and two children, making music and having a dance.

PhD students:

Phonlakrit (Petch) Muang-Non

Petch completed his BSc(Hons) at The University of Newcastle in 2020, and started in the group in March 2021 looking at hydrogen bonded frameworks and enzyme encapsulation. In his spare time, Petch enjoys cooking Thai food, playing guitar and watching Netflix.

Rosie Avery


Rosie completed an undergraduate research project and her BSc(Hons) project in the group. She started a PhD in February 2019 investigating O–H containing anion receptors. When she is not in the lab, Rosie enjoys all things outdoors (hiking, bike riding, canoeing, swimming, sailing) as well as doing things with textiles and playing her clarinet.

Emer Foyle


Emer completed her BSc(Hons) at the University of Canterbury in 2016. She started a PhD in 2018 working on anion templated architectures. In her spare time Emer enjoys attending ballet classes, tramping* and reading.
*aka hiking for readers who don’t speak New Zealandish

Chriso Maria Thomas


Chriso started her PhD in 2017, having completed her Master of Science at Loyola College in Chennai (India) in 2016. She is working on the synthesis of three-dimensional porous materials. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading romantic novels, cooking and listening to music.