Jen graduated in 2012 from Hull University with a First Class honour degree in Chemistry and Nanotechnology. As part of her degree Jen undertook an industrial placement at Tata Steel Research, Development and Technology laboratories in Rotherham where she was able to apply the theoretical knowledge to the work environment and gain practical experience of the manufacturing process. For her master’s project, Jen was working on chemical tailoring and characterisation of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in inorganic materials laboratory.
In November 2012, Jen joined the 4CU project at the University of Sheffield to carry out postgraduate research on electrocatalytic co-reduction of carbon dioxide and steam. Her research focusing on developing a suite of in-situ optical techniques to understand the fundamental processes occurring on the surfaces of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell during its operation.
“In-Situ Monitoring of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells”, D.J. Cumming, R. Taylor, J. Manerova, D.C. Sinclair, C. Hardacre and R.H. Elder – ECS Transactions – DOI: 10.1149/05802.0207ecst
“Methodology for Analysis of Solid Oxide Cells Via Raman Spectroscopy”, J. Manerova, A. V. Call, D. C. Sinclair and R. H. Elder, ECS Transactions – DOI: 10.1149/06801.2083ecst