Jean de la Verpilliere's area of research is the gas-phase synthesis of hybrid carbon nanotube nanoparticles under supervision of Dr. Adam Boies and co-supervision of Dr M. De Volder via the University of Cambridge Nanotechnology Doctoral Training Centre. The project aims at producing novel nanostructured materials by scalable processes, with a focus on energy storage and water purification applications. Jean graduated from the Ecole Centrale Paris with Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics. He is the 2013 George and Lillian Schiff scholar, and is also supported by a CHESS studentship. He is a member of King’s college.