Jonthan Quinson

Jonathan Quinson

DTA Studentship, Keble College

MRes Green Chemistry: Energy and the Environment, Imperial College London, UK
MSci ESPCI ParisTech, France

Short biography

I did my undergraduate studies in France at ESPCI ParisTech where I received knowledge and knowhow in Physics,Chemistry and Biology. I then moved to Imperial College London for a MRes in Green Chemistry. Research I did before my DPhil was mainly on electrochemistry and surface modification. I am currently involved in a joint DPhil project between Materials (Prof Grobert) and Chemistry (Prof Vincent).

Project

Research in Prof Vincentís group in Oxford requires enzyme immobilisation on high surface area electrodes. Some carbon materials are better than others to perform the immobilisation depending on the final goal. My project aims at combining expertise in bio-electrochemistry and materials science to screen first and then design carbon-based (nano)materials to favour better interaction between enzymes and electrodes. This can be to develop better enzyme support for examples in enzyme fuel-cells. To facilitate the development of techniques to investigate immobilised enzymes like spectro-electrochemistry. For new support in enzyme flow catalysis. To develop new approaches to control the immobilisation of objects on nanomaterials.

Past times

I like baking, reading, cycling, playing football, stand up comedy, close up magic, dancing (Rock n Roll) partying and meeting people from all over the world. I have been heavily involved in the Keble MCR committee and the Keble Ball committee during my time in Oxford. I already spent half of my life abroad (including 11 years in Africa).

Publications

Papers

[1] Comparison of carbon materials as electrodes for enzyme electrocatalysis: hydrogenase as a case study Jonathan Quinson*; Ricardo Hidalgo; Philip A. Ash; Frank Dillon; Nicole Grobert; Kylie A. Vincent Faraday Discussions,172, 2014; Pages 473-496, DOI:10.1039/C4FD00058G http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2014/FD/C4FD00058G#!divAbstract

[2] Immobilization of Magnetic Nanoparticles onto Conductive Surfaces Modified by Diazonium Chemistry Nadia Ktari; Jonathan Quinson; Bruno Teste; Jean-Michel Siaugue; Frederic Kanoufi; Catherine Combellas LANGMUIR; Volume: 28; Issue: 34; Pages: 12671-12680; DOI: 10.1021/la302403z; 28 August 2012. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la302403z

Talks

[1] Comparison of carbon materials as electrodes for enzyme electrocatalysis: hydrogenase as a case study Jonathan Quinson*; Ricardo Hidalgo; Philip A. Ash; Frank Dillon; Nicole Grobert; Kylie A. Vincent Faraday Discussions 172: carbon in electrochemistry, 28-30 July 2014-Sheffield, UK

[2] Synthesis and Characterization of hetero-CNTs Jonathan Quinson; Frank Dillon; Rebecca J. Nicholls; Antal A. Koůs; Kylie A. Vincent; Nicole Grobert HeteroNanocarb2013 Conference, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain 22-26 September 2013. Co-winner of the prize for the Best Young Researcher talk.

[3] Carbon: from soot and diamond to nanotechnology Jonathan Quinson Talk given at Keble College, Oxford, UK in the context of the post-graduate students discussion evenings. Informal talk aimed at reaching an audience of scientists and non-scientists. 14th May 2014.

Posters

[1] Carbon-based materials for biological energy electrocatalysis Jonathan Quinson; Ricardo Hidalgo; Philip A. Ash; Kylie A. Vincent; Nicole Grobert 3rd Year DPhil students poster presentation, Department of Materials, The University of Oxford, United-Kingdom, 2014

[2] Carbon-based materials for biological energy electrocatalysis Jonathan Quinson; Kylie Vincent; Nicole Grobert NanoteC12 Conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, United-Kingdom, 29 August 2012- 1st September 2012.

[3] Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction using modified electrodes Elias, Shlomi; Quinson, Jonathan; Britovsek, George J. P.; Kucernak, Anthony R. J. 242nd National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), Denver, CO; 28 August-01 September 2011.

Award and Prizes

[1] Best Young Researcher talk Prize for a first talk and participation at an international conference HeteroNanocarb2013 Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 22-26 September 2013

[2] Winner of the January 2015 NanoART contest Monthly picture competition of the Nanosciences Fondation, January 2015, http://www.fondation-nanosciences.fr/RTRA/en/904/nanoart-laureates-2015.html

[3] Best Final Presentation Master of Research (MRes) in Green Chemistry, Imperial College, London, UK, 2011

Contact

jonathan.quinson[at]materials.ox.ac.uk