Zoe Schnepp’s research focusses on the sustainable synthesis of materials. In particular, she is interested in using biomass to produce materials for applications in energy (fuel cells, batteries) and water purification. Zoe is a regular user of the Diamond Light Source synchrotron and ISIS, a neutron beamline in Didcot, where she studies the mechanism of formation of materials and the structure of biological polymers.
In addition to her research, Zoe leads the ChemBAM project, which aims to enhance the experience of chemistry for school pupils throughout the UK. ChemBAM links the National Curriculum to University research and ‘real world’ chemistry through activities and experiments.
Listen to Zoe speaking about her research on BBC World Service's Science In Action.