After a undergraduate degree in Chemistry, Dr Chris Truscott pursued a PhD and Post-doc in Prof. Stuart Clarke’s research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. His PhD project focused on supramolecular chemistry at the polymer-oil interface for novel lubrication technologies. His post-doc project was to understand and prevent corrosion at weld-lines.

His research interests are the structure and dynamics of molecules on surfaces. This ranges from ice formation on interstellar carboneous materials to surfactant adsorption on minerals hundreds of metres underground.

As the Director of Studies in Chemistry (1B and II), Dr Truscott oversees the overall academic progress of the Sidney Chemists, arranging their College supervision schedules, and acting as their first point of contact. As a College Teaching Associate, Dr Truscott also teaches various Chemistry supervisions across the year groups.