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Ann Terry
Ann Terry

Ann Terry

Dr Terry gained her PhD in Physics at Bristol University. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at Bristol University, Oxford University (within Fritz Vollrath's group) and Technical University of Eindhoven Polymer Chemistry Group.  

For 4 years, Ann worked at the ESRF, Grenoble, France, as a postdoctoral fellow and then a beamline scientist on the Materials Science beamline (ID11), a general purpose wide angle X-ray diffraction beamline.  She joined ISIS, Rutherford Laboratory, Oxford in 2005 and is an instrument scientist on the small angle neutron scattering beamlines, working within the Large Scale Structures Group.

Ann's research is based within the general field of materials science with particular interest in polymer physics. Much of her work has involved the application of scattering techniques to help understand aspects of polymer crystallization, flow of surfactant and polymeric systems and dissolution of hydrogen bonding natural and synthetic polymers. 

Ann has maintained her collaboration  with Professor Vollrath at Oxford on silk, with emphasis on examining the rheology of silk proteins in silk solutions. Recently this has extended to the include investigating silk proteins with neutron and X-ray scattering.


Recent News

November 2019

Prof. Fritz Vollrath and colleagues from the Fudan University in China are widely covered in the news for their discovery of a means to produce fake Rhino horns using horse hair. Hopes are that this product may undermine the illegal market for rhino horn, and demistify the properties of rhino horn. View Here


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