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Department of Chemistry

 

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About

Francesca Firth is a second-year PhD student in the Grey Group at the University of Cambridge. She works on defect-engineering MOFs through synthesis and uses a variety of techniques towards understanding the formation of different MOF defect phases. When not in the lab, she enjoys painting metal and ceramics, and is responsible for armoury as part of the Cambridge University Fencing Club.

Website: http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/fcnf2/index.html

Education

2017-present

PhD Chemistry, Grey Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Supervisor: Clare Grey

2013-2017

BA/MSci (Natural Sciences), Selwyn College, University of Cambridge

MSci Research Project Supervisors: Clare Grey, Matthew Cliffe (Grey Group, Department of Chemistry)

My research project focused on using defect engineering in the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks to control the formation of crystal phases.

Publications

Engineering new defective phases of UiO family metal-organic frameworks with water
FCN Firth, MJ Cliffe, D Vulpe, M Aragones-Anglada, PZ Moghadam, D Fairen-Jimenez, B Slater, CP Grey
– Journal of Materials Chemistry A
(2019)
7,
7459
Metal-Organic Nanosheets Formed via Defect-Mediated Transformation of a Hafnium Metal-Organic Framework.
MJ Cliffe, E Castillo-Martínez, Y Wu, J Lee, AC Forse, FCN Firth, PZ Moghadam, D Fairen-Jimenez, MW Gaultois, JA Hill, OV Magdysyuk, B Slater, AL Goodwin, CP Grey
– Journal of the American Chemical Society
(2017)
139,
5397
Engineering New Defective Phases of UiO Family Metal-Organic Frameworks with Water
F Firth, M Cliffe, D Vulpe, P Moghadam, D Fairen-jimenez, B slater, C Grey
– Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Research Group

Telephone number

01223 760836

Email address

fcnf2@cam.ac.uk