Prof. Dirk Aarts
DiStruc coordinator

Professor of Chemistry, Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford

Fellow of Christ Church


Dr. Pavlina Schmitz
DiStruc Project Manager

Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford

Dr. Pavlina Schmitz graduated from the University of Manchester (UK) with a PhD in Physical Chemistry. She studied the effects of ionising radiation on polymers, under the supervision of Prof. Simon Pimblott, in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame (USA). Prior to undertaking her current post, Pavlina worked at various international research and government institutions, including the European Commission JRC (Belgium) and Fraunhofer Institute (Germany), and was the Project Manager for RADIOMI and Gouverneur Group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford.