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Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision Engineering



Elkin studied chemical engineering at the National University of Colombia. He obtained an MSc in analytical chemistry at Birkbeck, University of London, where he was working on the development of systems that mimic interactions between in-membrane and in-solution molecules. He was recently awarded an MPhil in Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, the University of Cambridge working on organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry. He is now pursuing a PhD as part of the biological and soft systems (BSS) research group at the Cavendish laboratory.

His current research interest:

  • Biocomposites
  • Bio-inspired materials
  • Silicate glasses and their alteration mechanisms
  • Optical and electron microscopy imaging.

In his leisure time, Elkin is on some superb trail hiking or in the kitchen baking.




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PhD Student
University of Cambridge
 Elkin   Lopez-Fontal
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