Ann Terry

Ann Terry


Dynamics Core Group Member, Internal LINXS Fellow

Ann is a former lead scientist for Zoom, a polarized, focusing SANS instrument, instrument Scientist on LOQ and SANS2d, visiting Researcher, department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Co-organizer of the ISIS Practical Neutron Training Course and current researcher at MAX IV Laboratory, Lund university. Her personal research applies Neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to soft condensed matter and biological sciences, in particular to naturally occurring silk proteins. Rheology (both shear and extensional flow) of natural and synthetic polymers (including spider silk and liquid crystalline polymers) and surfactant solutions, Crystallization of polymers and alkanes, Dissolution and crystallization of hydrogen bonded polymers and biopolymers.

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Ann's research is based within the general field of materials science with particular interest in polymer physics. Much of her work has involved the application of scattering techniques to help understand aspects of polymer crystallization, flow of surfactant and polymeric systems and dissolution of hydrogen bonding natural and synthetic polymers. 
Ann has maintained her collaboration with Professor Vollrath at Oxford on silk, with emphasis on examining the rheology of silk proteins in silk solutions. Recently this has extended to the include investigating silk proteins with neutron and X-ray scattering.
Ann Terry has joined the team of researchers at CoSAXS. Previously Ann was an instrument scientist for small angle neutron scattering at ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Lab., UK where she led the project to build the latest SANS instrument, Zoom. For the past 18 months she has also been on secondment to the ESS Neutron Optics and Shielding Group. Prior to this she was an instrument scientist at the ESRF Materials Science beamline, ID11. Her research is based within Life Sciences and Soft Matter, in particular as a researcher at the Oxford University Silk Group, using X-ray and neutron scattering to understand the incredible performance of spider silk.
Max IV:
Sample environment and end station development, SAXS
Research interests
BioSAXS, rheology, silks and biopolymers, protein aggregation, time resolved experiments, SANS/SAXS

Ann gained her PhD in Physics at Bristol University. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at Bristol University, Oxford University (within Fritz Vollrath's group) and Technical University of Eindhoven Polymer Chemistry Group.  For 4 years, Ann worked at the ESRF, Grenoble, France, as a postdoctoral fellow and then a beamline scientist on the Materials Science beamline (ID11), a general purpose wide angle X-ray diffraction beamline.  She joined ISIS, Rutherford Laboratory, Oxford in 2005 and is an instrument scientist on the small angle neutron scattering beamlines, working within the Large Scale Structures Group.