Lauren received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of St Andrews in 2019, where she worked within the research group of Professor Russell Morris FRS. Her project was conducted in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and focused on developing MOFs and MOF-activated carbon composite materials for the purification of contaminated airstreams. Lauren joined the group as a Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Research Associate in January 2020 and her research will focus on the structural properties of amorphous metal-organic frameworks.