Dr Abbie Trewin is a University of Liverpool graduate (2002), obtaining her Ph.D there in 2005 using density functional theory (DFT) to investigate the surface structure of different metals with carbon, particularly the Ni(111) surface. In 2006 she joined the materials chemistry group of Prof Andy Cooper as a post doctoral research assistant. In 2009, she was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Abbie joined The University of Lancaster in August 2013. Abbie specialises in modelling porous materials. Working in close collaboration with leading synthetic groups, Abbie has developed novel methodologies for computational analysis of structure, guest uptake mechanisms and guest selectivity of porous materials. Her main research interests are: analysis techniques and development, structure characterisation and structure prediction.