Jack Hillier

Man in his 20s with black glasses a short beard and brown hair wearing a "The Killers" t-shirt

Description of my research: As an undergraduate I have not got a specific area of research. I have had to perform a few research projects in various areas as part of my degree. I have looked into the luminescence of certain rare earth mineral complexes (Lanthanides), the effectiveness of different antibacterial polymers and into using LEGO bricks to make a cheap spectrometer!

Favourite thing about my job: I love working in the lab doing practical science! I really enjoy seeing the science I have learned in action for real.

Coolest thing I’ve ever done: Started a chemistry band with some of my course mates!

My earliest memory of science: I used to have a big science encyclopaedia as a child that I would read constantly! It had all sorts of information about all sorts of science including electricity, weather and the planets!

Favourite scientist from history: Dimitri Mendeleev. Developing one of the must useful tools for chemists Mendeleev created the Periodic Table of the Elements. Not only did he create it he also left spaces for elements that had not been discovered yet in the 1800’s. That’s what I call forward thinking!

Birthday: September

Favourite food: Sushi

Favourite subject when I was at school: science, particularly chemistry and physics (especially to do with space!)

Hobbies: Baking, rock climbing, origami and playing music (drums and guitar)

Interesting fact about me: I have a painting I made in Year 6 permanently displayed in Bristol Parkway Station!

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