Samuel Clark was born in Somerset in 1998 and studied Chemistry at Lincoln College, University of Oxford from 2016-2020. He completed his Masters thesis on "Assymmetric Amplification of Scalemic Disulfides", supervised by Prof. Stephen Fletcher, building gel systems which undergo spontaneous chiral symmetry-breaking. During his undergraduate degree he was awarded a Lincoln College Scholarship for performance in final examinations. In 2019, Samuel joined the group of Prof. Christopher Hunter as a visiting student at the University of Cambridge, working on computational semi-empirical quantum mechanical methods for modelling the molecular electrostatic potential surface.
Samuel joined the Nitschke group in 2020 to work on new systems for extracting metals from water, funded by the International Centre for Advanced Materials. Outside the laboratory he enjoys climbing, boxing, and Belgian beers.