Posts tagged author interviews

Overleaf Author Interview: Mike Waddell, Florida International University
By John Hammersley
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"I've used Overleaf to write many papers. It's absolutely amazing. Thanks so much for providing this free service." – Mike Waddell

That's the kind of email we love to receive!

Mike, who's an undergraduate Physics and Mathematics senior at Florida International University, got in touch with us after his recent submission to PeerJ PrePrints from Overleaf, and that was the first line in his follow up email.

Given that he'd enjoyed the experience so much, we naturally took the opportunity to ask him to tell us more about himself and about his experiences of using Overleaf!

Harvard University collaborates across countries with Overleaf
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Ash Craig Harvard University Photo

Ashley Craig is a first year graduate student in Economics at Harvard University and is using Overleaf to support his international collaboration with a fellow researcher based in Sydney.

An interview with Vel from
By John Hammersley
Vel, John and John photo

Vel Gayevskiy, creator of, meets Overleaf founders John and John in London.

On the 31st July we had the pleasure of going for lunch with Vel Gayevskiy, creator of, who was visiting the UK for a couple of weeks following a Bioinformatics workshop.

We've known Vel for a number of years and have exchanged many emails but never met in person before this summer! We took this opportunity to ask Vel a few questions about his research, why he decided to create a site for LaTeX templates, and what his plans are for the future.

Meet the TeXperts! Introducing Lian Tze and Nicholas
By John Hammersley

As those of you who've contacted us with support requests in the past few months will have discovered, we now have a team of TeXperts on hand to answer your LaTeX and Overleaf questions. Our two leading TeXperts are Lian Tze Lim and Nicholas Reith, and they've both been doing fantastic work in responding to support requests and producing tutorials and example materials for the community.

So, without further ado, please say a big hello to our two TeXperts!

WriteLaTeX Author Interview: Sam Cooper, Imperial College London

Sam obtained his MEng (hons) from Imperial in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently a research student in the area of energy materials under the supervision of Professor John Kilner of the Materials Department and Professor Nigel Brandon of the Energy Futures Lab.

The focus of his work is on the microstructural analysis of SOFC cathodes using X-ray nano-tomography and simulation techniques.

In this short interview, Sam Cooper writes about his experiences using writeLaTeX over the past 18 months...