As a scientist, I’m interested in exploiting the emergent properties of materials for technological purposes. My aim is to achieve digital control over every level in the manufacturing process from molecules to complete systems. My approach is to develop optofluidic systems to enable machine learning to find emergent properties of complex systems of materials, in particular polymers and biological materials. Such a sophisticated materials and manufacturing platform could facilitate the conversion to a circular economy. More.
As a British citizen and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, I am an advocate of a wider degree of formal deliberation among the public to augment our existing political decision making system. Such deliberations create an opportunity for formal scientific outreach to the public and policy makers alike; I believe that such scientific participation in public life would be of great benefit to all areas of society. More.