Jacob was a PhD student in Cambridge University's Computational Modelling Group and a member of Churchill College. He completed a BSc with First Class Honours in Chemistry and Physics followed by a MSc 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. Jacob is currently studying the formation of soot in engines using molecular dynamics and quantum chemistry to look at gas-soot interactions and self-assembly processes within carbon materials.


Research Interest

Combustion, biochar, soot formation

Key Publications

Martin, Jacob W., Leonard Nyadong, Caterina Ducati, Merilyn Manley-Harris, Alan G. Marshall, and Markus Kraft. 2019. “Nanostructure of Gasification Charcoal (Biochar).” Environmental Science & Technology 53 (7): 3538–46.