Max Trouton

University College London


Research Project: Plasmonic enhancement of hydrogen from water: experiment and theory
Geoff Thornton (UCL), Graeme Watson (TCD)

Max graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Aberdeen where he developed an interest in solid state chemistry and surface science. A Saltire Scholar internship in his penultimate year working in R&D at Coherent, Santa Clara, further cemented his ambition to undertake a research project of his own. Max’s PhD project will be investigating the mechanism by which the surface plasmon resonance of nanostructures enhances solar light harvesting.