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Chemistry alumnus Zac Goodwin publishes first paper

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Zac Goodwin, who studied Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths A levels at Long Road, is in his final year of the four-year MSci in Chemistry with Molecular Physics degree in the Chemistry Department at Imperial College. He has sent an update to Simon Colebrooke, head of Chemistry at Long Road:

“It’s the final year of my undergraduate degree this year, and I have decided to specialise in theoretical chemistry. My final year project has gone really well so far – we have just received confirmation of my first paper being published online. Also, I’ve just secured a place on Imperial’s CDT (Centre for Doctoral Training) PhD.”

An abstract of Zac’s paper, ‘Mean-Field Theory of Electrical Double Layer In Ionic Liquids with Account of Short-Range Correlations’, written in collaboration with  Guang Feng of State Key Laboratory of Coal Combustion, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST),Wuhan, China and Alexei A. Kornyshev, also of Imperial College London, can be downloaded from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001346861632638X

During his time at Long Road, Zac took part in the Nuffield Foundation Science Bursary Scheme and had a placement at the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics based at the University of Cambridge Chemistry Department. Zac’s project was entitled “Structural Analysis of Substrates and Inhibitors of Molecular Transportation.”.

Simon comments: “I am very pleased to hear how well Zac has done at Imperial College. He was an extremely able and hard-working student who achieved outstanding A level results and fully deserves his success. We look forward to hearing how his career progresses.”

Main photo: Zac (centre right) in one of the Long Road Chemistry laboratories during his A level courses.

Smaller photo: Zac with his Nuffield Foundation certificate.