Dr Jo Galloway

Dr Jo Galloway


In September 2023 I started an EPSRC David Clarke Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Chemistry at the University of Leeds, UK, where I make and use biotemplated nanoparticles for energy applications. Prior to this, I joined Fiona Meldrum’s group at Leeds in June 2018 as a post-doctoral researcher, working on biotemplated mineralization, soft-matter self-assembly and mineralization in confinement. Before this I worked in Bristol in Dek Woolfson’s group from January 2015 to May 2018, where I designed & made self-assembling protein and peptide structures, and used bioinspired silicification to coat them in silica. between October 2012 and 2014 I was an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow at Leeds, working with bioinspired materials to develop biotemplated magnetic materials for devices that could be used for applications such as data storage.

I have a BSc in Geological Sciences and an MSc in Environmental Geochemistry (studying stable isotopic fractionation of sulfur in peats by bacteria) from the University of Leeds. I completed my Ph.D in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Leeds in September 2012 on, “Biotemplating Arrays of Nanomagnets Using the Biomineralisation Protein Mms6.”



Research interests

Biotemplated and bioinspired mineralisation, crystallisation in confinement, soft-matter self-assembly and how this controls mineral nucleation and growth, patterning biotemplated materials onto surfaces, developing biotemplated materials for use in applications.

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  • PhD 2012 Biotemplating Arrays of Nanomagnets Using the Biomineralisation Protein Mms6
  • MSc 2008 Environmental Geochemistry (merit)
  • PGCE 2005 Secondary Science Teaching (pass)
  • BSc 2001 Geological Sciences (2:1)

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Institute of Physics

Student education

Coursework marking, feedback and tutorials delivered for CHEM 2111