My research concerns materials chemistry, including conducting polymers. I have been a researcher at Kingston University where my research interests were liquid crystals, conducting polymers, semiconductors, photovoltaic, and batteries.
In this course I enable students to develop an introductory knowledge of chemistry, encouraging them to engage with many different areas of chemistry. Through this familiarity with chemistry broadly, students develop the practical skills needed to undertake chemical research. One of the many advantages of the BISC is the small size of its classes which means that the students in my class are able to have much more of my time and attention.
All experiential learning opportunities are directly relevant to the course, and enable students to have first hand experience of the wider world of chemistry. For example, a previous ELO which demonstrated the application of science to criminal investigations, provided the students with an understanding of analytical science and key laboratory techniques.
My passion for teaching, the friendly learning environment and the amazing location of the campus has made working here even more appealing to me.