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Ella Kitching

Miss Ella Kitching


Research student

School of Chemistry

Translational Research Hub, Maindy Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


I am a PhD student specialising in Electron Microscopy, with specific interests in iDPC-STEM, tomography and Python simulations for imaging and analysis.

I work within the CCI to characterise heterogenous catalysts and nanoparticles with electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, such as EDX and EELS.




Imaging The Atomic Structure Of Nanoparticles In Three Dimensions


Started PhD studies at Cardiff University in 2022, supervised by Dr Tom Slater and Professor Stuart Taylor.

Earned First Class Honours in BEng Materials Science and Engineering, 2019-2022 at Queen Mary University of London.

Honours and awards

  • Winner of EMAG Best Student Poster at MMC 2023.

Professional memberships

  • Institute of Physics, Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG) member.
  • Royal Microscopy Society member.


Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Professor of Physical Chemistry and Director of Research


  • Electron microscopy

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