Favourite Thing: watch a superconductor levitate or make a rechargeable battery
1988 -1991 UNIVERSTIY OF MANCHESTER
PhD chemistry IMPERIAL COLLEGE
IMPERIAL COLLEGE, NOTTINGHAM UNIV, QUEEN MARY LONDON
PROFESSOR OF MATERIALS UCL CHEM
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…
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 !!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
big, driven, focussed
Who is your favourite singer or band?
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?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
only before 13 years old
What was your favourite subject at school?
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)