Jeffrey Poon

  • Fellowship in 2019 at Fritz Haber Institute (Max Planck Institute)
  • Scholarship in 2015 at the University of Cambridge

Jeffrey Poon was born and raised in Hong Kong and continued to pursue his higher secondary education in the sleepy Kentish town of Tonbridge, where he greatly enjoyed the experience and learning opportunities there. He completed his first degree in Chemistry at the University of Oxford in 2015, at which he was a member of The Queen's College (est. 1341). He had the great pleasure of working under the internationally renowned electrochemist Prof Richard G. Compton during the final year of his Oxford undergraduate degree, more commonly known as Part II. Throughout the year he investigated the electrochemical properties of carbonaceous nanomaterials such as graphene nanopletelets and spherical carbon nanoparticles, and their catalytic/electrocatalytic effects as inert electrode modifiers. It was a tremendous opportunity for him to learn the necessary high intellectual rigour and mastery of scientific language, crucial to postgraduate research, from a researcher as distinguished as Prof. Compton. The Oxonian research training was greatly appreciated by Jeffrey.

His current interests lie in novel surface chemistry investigations, specifically in the interactions of solid-liquid oil interfaces. He is currently under the supervision of Dr Stuart M. Clarke at the University of Cambridge, treacherous as it may sound for a person of Oxonoian background!  He aspires to work further academic/industrial research in the hopes of achieving high impact results, where his work can make an actual improvement in the lives of others.