University of Southampton
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Jack Youngs is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Southampton (UK), where he also received his MChem (2017) degree. Jack is based within the Chemistry department, under the supervision of Dr Peter Birkin. His general research area focusses on the behaviours of gas bubble species in the presence of acoustic stimuli, and is currently investigating the role of gas bubbles within sonocrystallisation and the processing of edible lipid materials. Jack employs a diverse approach that encompasses high speed imaging, acoustic measurements, flow cytometry and physicochemical analysis techniques amongst others.
His PhD programme is in collaboration with Utah State University (US), where he has had the opportunity to visit on multiple occasions, and work with international colleagues. This was based within the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science department under supervision of Professor Silvana Martini and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department alongside Professor Tadd Truscott. Jack has co-authored five peer-reviewed articles throughout his MChem research project and PhD to date, and is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Jack expects to complete his PhD thesis during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Jack is a highly driven and enthusiastic researcher and has also been involved with several science outreach events. This included an interactive exhibit at the National Science Museum (London) as part of the International Year of the Periodic Table celebrations in 2019 and more recently an exciting science day within a local primary school. Here he explored the topic of sound and investigated different materials for their use within ear defenders as a class.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
10:55 AM – 11:20 AM CDT