Photo:

Jawwad Darr

Favourite Thing: watch a superconductor levitate or make a rechargeable battery

My CV

Education:

1988 -1991 UNIVERSTIY OF MANCHESTER

Qualifications:

PhD chemistry IMPERIAL COLLEGE

Work History:

IMPERIAL COLLEGE, NOTTINGHAM UNIV, QUEEN MARY LONDON

Current Job:

PROFESSOR OF MATERIALS UCL CHEM

Employer:

UCL

About Me

I want to use science to help solve the worlds problems

Married, lives in Milton Keynes, three kids (twin girls aged 14 ), son aged 10, and i am also an assistant football coach (level 1 badge!).  Originally from Bradford from the same school as  Zain Malik!  Likes rock, pop, documentaries, mockumentaries, making things, designer homes and sci-fi and I am very competitive in general.  I love my job at UCL and the people here are brilliant. I despise intolerance, blind hate, ignorance and negativity…

My Work

develop advanced materials for the benefit of society

we develop new materials and discover their properties.  this includes inorganic materials for batteries, fuel cells, catalysts, sun protection, additives for plastics. we use something called supercritical water to make the materials, which is water at 450C!!! now that’s hot…website on www.ucl.me.uk

My Typical Day

get to work, lecure, meet somone in my group to talk about research or innovation

work, eat, fart, sleep, repeat !!

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

big, driven, focussed

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Queensryche

What's your favourite food?

my dads chickpea curry

What is the most fun thing you've done?

holidays with my family

What did you want to be after you left school?

a scientist

Were you ever in trouble at school?

only before 13 years old

What was your favourite subject at school?

chemistry

My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:

well i hope it will be this year!!!

Tell us a joke.

what goes chick chick bang, chick chick bang chick chick bang? three chickens in a minefield (i was telling that at school aged 10)

Other stuff

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