Jacob Martin

Research Student

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Jacob was a PhD student in the CoMo group and a member of Churchill College. He completed a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Chemistry and Physics followed by Masters in Chemistry at the University of Auckland (New Zealand). This included research in the areas of ultrafast spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Bayesian data analysis, computational chemistry and microfluidics.

Jacob has strong interests in renewable energy, pollution reduction and carbon nanomaterials. He uses physical models and simulations to describe the chemical world and is developing instruments to measure chemical properties. For his PhD Jacob studied the formation of soot in engines using molecular dynamics and quantum chemistry to look at gas-soot interactions and self-assembly processes within soot/carbon materials.

His PhD thesis "Investigating the role of curvature on the formation and thermal transformations of soot" can be found on Cambridge's Apollo repository.

Research Themes

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Recent Preprints

288: Injection of charge from non-thermal plasma into a soot forming laminar coflow diffusion flame

Yong Ren Tan, Yichen Zong, Maurin Salamanca, Jacob W. Martin, Jochen Dreyer, Jethro Akroyd, Wenming Yang, and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 288, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2022.

271: Diradical aromatic soot precursors in flames

Jacob W. Martin, Laura Pascazio, Angiras Menon, Jethro Akroyd, Katharina Kaiser, Fabian Schulz, Mario Commodo, Andrea D'Anna, Leo Gross, and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 271, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2021.

269: The role of oxygenated species in the growth of graphene, fullerenes and carbonaceous particles

Gustavo Leon, Jacob W. Martin, Eric J. Bringley, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 269, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2021.

267: Self-assembly of curved aromatic molecules in nanoparticles

Kimberly L. Bowal, Jacob W. Martin, and Markus Kraft, Technical Report 267, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2021.

Contact Details

Address: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
University of Cambridge
West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge CB3 0AS
United Kingdom
Website: Personal Homepage