Meera Rhiannon Davidson

Meera Rhiannon Davidson


I am a cross-disciplinary EPSRC funded PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering. I graduated with a 2:1 degree in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow in 2019, having also studied Life Science modules till 2nd year and Mathematics in 1st year.  I then came to the University of Leeds to study the Masters in Materials Science and Engineering where I graduated with a Distinction in 2020. This enabled me to use my knowledge of inorganic and physical chemistry and apply it to real-world practical problems through critically considering material choice and its associated procedures.

I have studied a wide range of modules involving both individual and group work such as Materials Structures and Characterisation, Ceramics, Polymer and Composites and Team Design Project.   I also did my Research Project module under the supervision of Dr Girish Kale where I undertook a Critical Literature Review on the Selection of Anode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. I will be building on this project during my PhD supervised by Dr Girish Kale (main supervisor in Chemical and Process Engineering) and Dr Oscar Cespedes (co-supervisor in the School of Physics and Astronomy)  which involves researching and developing Novel Cathode Materials for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. 


  • BSc (Honours) in Chemistry from University of Glasgow (Graduated in June 2019)
  • MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Leeds (Graduated in November 2020)