Dr Rudd has worked in materials chemistry from the beginning of her PhD. She has developed novel copper(I) complexes for application in dye-sensitised solar cells and developed water oxidation catalysts and photosensitisers. Her work has been featured in the Wiley E-magazine "Chemistry Views" and her international research career has spanned 4 countries. She then worked for Dr. Enrico Andreoli at Swansea University on an EPSRC grant using novel electrocatalysts to convert carbon dioxide into higher value products such as methane, ethane and ethylene. She is passionate about reducing global CO2 emissions and to that end, rides her bike to work and grows her own fruit and vegetables.
2019 Updated - Dr Rudd recently started working as a Research Officer on the Welsh-European Funded project Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE). She will continue her work on carbon utilisation scaling up electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction to fuels.