Professor Stuart Clarke

Fellow, Ron Davies Fellow in Natural Science, Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Chemistry Part IB)
University Positions
Professor of Surface Science
Specialising in

Stuart Clarke is a Professor in the Chemistry Department and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Flows, and a Director of Studies at Jesus College.

Academic interests

Stuart Clarke's research centres on molecules at surfaces and explores how molecules can help in a variety of areas from new forms of energy storage (supercapacitors) to trying to catch and inactivate the coronavirus. His academic interests include colloids, surfaces, interfaces and polymers. He runs a mainly experimental group using lab based methods as well as synchrotron and neutron scattering at the world's leading international facilities.

Degrees obtained

  • BA Hons Natural Science, Chemistry at University College, Oxford University.
  • MA at University College, Oxford University.
  • DPhil, Chemistry at University College, Oxford University.
  • PhD, University of Cambridge.

Awards and prizes

  • Pilkington Teaching Prize, 2008.
  • Chartered Physicist, Member of the Institute of Physics.
  • Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Other interests

Family, music, running, making toys and cosplay costumes.

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