Dr Joanna S. Stevens

University Academic Research Fellow

Email: joanna.stevens@manchester.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (161) 306-2354
Office Location: C70A

Address: Dr Joanna S. Stevens
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
The University of Manchester
The Mill
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Group: FARSCAPE
Furthering Analytical Research: Surfaces, Crystal Chemistry And Particle Process Engineering

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Personal Home Page
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PhD students
Lauren Newton

MEng students (research)
Shivani Nakum
Aneta Selvaraj

MEng students (industrial)
Jonathan Eagle

Taught Modules
CHEN40132    Dissertation: MEng projects                   2015-17      Lecturer/Supervisor
CHEN40122    Dissertation: Poster & Presentation         2015-17      Lecturer
CHEN40100    Dissertation: Semester 1 Report             2016-17      Lecturer/Supervisor
CHEN40050    Industrial Experience Dissertation           2016-17      Lecturer
CHEN30100    Industrial Experience Logbook                2016-17      Lecturer
CHEN40060    Industrial Experience Skills Portfolio         2016-17      Lecturer
CHEN30090    IE Poster Presentation                          2016-17      Lecturer
FOUN10031    Foundation Year projects                      2013-14      Lecturer/Supervisor
Education
BSc(Hons), 1st class, Chemistry, The Open University, 2006
PhD, The University of Manchester, 2010

Professional Roles, Scholarships
2016- University Academic Research Fellow, The University of Manchester
2011-2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Manchester
2010-2011 EPSRC PhD+ Fellow, The University of Manchester

Awards
2016  The University of Manchester Research Fellowship
2010  EPSRC PhD+ doctoral prize fellowship award
2010  Postgraduate of the Year, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester
2010  Young Scientist of the Year Award, British Association for Crystal Growth (BACG)
2006  Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Alfred Williamson Memorial Award, best grade in UK for a 3rd level Open University (O.U.) chemistry degree course
2005  Haynes Prize, best grade in the UK for 3rd level organic chemistry O.U. degree course
2004  Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Award for best grade in the North West for O.U. 2nd level chemistry degree course

Research
CEAS

Publications
[23] X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
J. S. Stevens & S. L. M. Schroeder
Encyclopedia of Physical Organic Chemistry, 2017, Vol. 4, 1st ed, Zerong Wang (ed.), John Wiley & Sons Inc., 3241-3294.
DOI: 10.1002/9781118468586

[22] Gel Phase Nano Formulation: The Effect of Triglycerides
A. Abdullatif, J. S. Stevens, & G. Tiddy
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2017, 516, 85-93.
DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2016.12.017

[21] In situ Solid-State Reactions Monitored by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy: Temperature-Induced Proton Transfer Leads to Chemical Shifts
J. S. Stevens, M. Walczak, C. Jaye & D. A. Fischer
Chemistry – A European Journal, 2016, 22(44), 15600-15604.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201603822

[20] NEXAFS and XPS of p-Aminobenzoic Acid Polymorphs: The Influence of Local Environment
J. S. Stevens, A. Gainar, C. Jaye, D. A. Fischer & S. L. M. Schroeder
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2016, 712(1), 012133.
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/712/1/01213

[19] NEXAFS Chemical State and Bond Lengths of p-Aminobenzoic Acid in Solution and Solid State
J. S. Stevens, A. Gainar, E. Suljoti, J. Xiao, R. Golnak, E. F. Aziz & S. L. M. Schroeder
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2016, 712(1), 012136.
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/712/1/012136

[18] The Structure of p-Aminobenzoic Acid in Water: Studies Combining UV-Vis, NEXAFS and RIXS Spectroscopies
A. Gainar, J. S. Stevens, E. Suljoti, J. Xiao, R. Golnak, E. F. Aziz & S. L. M Schroeder
Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2016, 712(1), 012034.
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/712/1/012034

[17] NEXAFS Sensitivity to Bond Lengths in Complex Molecular Materials: A Study of Crystalline Saccharides
A. Gainar, J. S. Stevens, C. Jaye, D. A. Fischer & S. L. M. Schroeder
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2015, 119, 14373-14381.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b07159

[16] Intermolecular Bonding of Hemin in Solution and in Solid State Probed by N K-edge X-ray Spectroscopies
R. Golnak, J. Xiao, K. Atak, J. S. Stevens, A. Gainar, S. L. M. Schroeder & E. F. Aziz
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17, 29000-29006.
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP04529K

[15] Proton Transfer, Hydrogen Bonding, and Disorder: Nitrogen NEXAFS and XPS of Bipyridine-Acid Salts and Co-crystals
J.S. Stevens, L.K. Newton, C. Jaye, C.A. Muryn, D.A. Fischer & S.L.M. Schroeder
Crystal Growth & Design, 2015, 15, 1776-1783.
DOI: 10.1021/cg5018278

[14] Self-Association of Organic Solutes in Solution: A NEXAFS Study of Aqueous Imidazole
M.J. Thomason, C.R. Seabourne, B.M. Sattelle, G.A. Hembury, J.S. Stevens, A.J. Scott, E.F. Aziz & S.L.M. Schroeder
Faraday Discussions, 2015, 179, 269-289.
DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00005J

[13] Chemical Speciation and Bond Lengths of Organic Solutes by Core Level
Spectroscopy: pH- and Solvent-Influence on p-Aminobenzoic Acid

J.S. Stevens, A. Gainar, E. Suljoti, J. Xiao, R. Golnak, E.F. Aziz & S.L.M. Schroeder
Chemistry – A European Journal, 2015, 21, 7256-7263.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201405635

[12] Incisive Probing of Intermolecular Interactions in Molecular Crystals: Core Level Spectroscopy Combined with Density Functional Theory
J.S. Stevens, C.R. Seabourne, C. Jaye, D.A. Fischer, A.J. Scott, S.L.M. Schroeder
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2014, 118, 12121-12129.
DOI: 10.1021/jp506983s

[11] Immobilisation of Cell-Binding Peptides on Poly-ε-Caprolactone (PCL) Films: A Comparative XPS Study of Two Chemical Surface Functionalisation Methods
J.S. Stevens, A.C. de Luca, S. Downes, G. Terenghi, S.L.M. Schroeder
Surface and Interface Analysis, 2014, 46, 673-678.
DOI: 10.1002/sia.5396

[10] Conservation of Artists’ Acrylic Emulsion Paints: XPS, NEXAFS and ATR FTIR Studies of Wet Cleaning Methods
E.A. Willneff, B.A. Ormsby, J.S. Stevens, C. Jaye, D.A. Fischer, S.L.M. Schroeder
Surface and Interface Analysis, 2014, 46, 776-780.
DOI:10.1002/sia.5376

[9] Proton Transfer and Hydrogen Bonding in the Organic Solid State: A Combined XRD/XPS/ssNMR Study of 17 Organic Acid-Base Complexes
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, C.C. Seaton, G. Sadiq, R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, 16, 1150-1160.
DOI:10.1039/C3CP53907E

[8] Quantitative Analysis of Complex Amino Acids and RGD Peptides by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, A.C. de Luca, M. Pelendritis, G. Terenghi, S. Downes, S.L.M. Schroeder
Surface and Interface Analysis, 2013, 45, 1238-1246.
DOI:10.1002/sia.5261

[7] Immobilisation of Cell-Binding Peptides on Poly-ε-caprolactone Film Surface to Biomimic the Peripheral Nervous System
A.C. de Luca, J.S. Stevens, S.L.M. Schroeder, J.B. Guilbaud, A. Saiani, S. Downes & G. Terenghi
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2013, 101A, 491-501.
DOI:10.1002/jbm.a.34345

[6] Crystallography Aided by Atomic Core Level Binding Energies: Proton Transfer vs. Hydrogen Bonding in Organic Crystal Structures
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, C.S. Seaton, G. Sadiq, R.J. Davey, S.L.M. Schroeder
Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, 2011, 50, 9916–9918
Angewandte Chemie, 2011, 123, 10090-10092.
DOI:10.1002/anie.201103981

[5] Detection of Free Base Surface Enrichment of a Pharmaceutical Salt by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, E. Zlotnikov, S.L.M. Schroeder
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 2011, 100, 942-948.
DOI: 10.1002/jps.22334

[4] Identification of Protonation State by XPS, Solid-state NMR, and DFT: Characterization of the Nature of a New Theophylline Complex by Experimental and Computational Methods
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, C.A. Muryn, S.L.M. Schroeder
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114, 13961–13969.
DOI: 10.1021/jp106465u

[3] Salt or Co-Crystal? Determination of Protonation State by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, S.L.M. Schroeder
Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 2010, 99, 4453-4457.
DOI: 10.1002/jps.22164

[2] Characterization of Proton Transfer in Co-Crystals by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens, S.J. Byard, S.L.M. Schroeder
Crystal Growth and Design
, 2010, 10, 1435–1442.
DOI:10.1021/cg901481q

[1] Quantitative Analysis of Saccharides by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
J.S. Stevens & S.L.M. Schroeder
Surface and Interface Analysis
, 2009, 41, 453-462.
DOI: 10.1002/sia.3047

 

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