Louise is a FLEXIS research assistant at the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) in Swansea. She completed her Masters degree at the University of Glasgow, which included an industrial research placement with Sasol Technology UK, and she obtained her PhD in supramolecular chemistry from the University of Bath. Her interests lie in the area of functional materials, with particular focus on adsorbent properties. She is currently working on the development of cross linked polymers for carbon capture and is investigating the effect of cross-linking, hydrophobicity and temperature of adsorption on their CO2 uptake behaviour. Louise also has interests in science outreach, communication and conservation and over her career she has participated in several science fairs and projects.