Dr Helen Chadwick

Dr Helen Chadwick

Research Officer, Chemistry

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1524
Office - 342
Second Floor
Grove Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Helen Chadwick completed her MChem at the University of Oxford in 2008, and her DPhil in Physical Chemistry in 2012. She received an EPSRC doctoral prize to continue her research as a post-doc in Oxford, before moving to the EPFL in Switzerland in 2013 to perform gas-surface dynamics experiments. At the end of 2016, Dr Chadwick obtained an Advanced Postdoc Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation to spend two years in the Theoretical Chemistry group at Leiden University in the Netherlands, performing calculations to gain further insight into the experiments she did at the EPFL. Dr Chadwick joined the Surface Dynamics group at Swansea University as a Research Officer (senior post-doc) in February 2019, where her main focus has been developing the analysis methods that will be used to interpret data measured using the unique molecular beam interferometer housed in the Chemistry Department. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Gas-surface dynamics
  • Stereodynamics
  • Molecular beam scattering

Career Highlights


The Surface Dynamics group has recently developed a new magnetic manipulation technique which allows us to control the rotational and nuclear spin projection states of ground state molecules. The focus of my research is to develop this technique to answer fundamental questions which have not been possible with previous state of the art methods for ground state molecules, including