Keenan Smith


Keenan (also lovingly known as ‘Kiki’) joined UCL in 2018, following his dream of becoming a big city boy. When he’s not in the office reading papers (very rare), Keenan loves to travel and explore new cultures – the most recent destination was Disneyland Paris. He also loves to visit Gravesend, especially after a few pints.

After finishing his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Nottingham, Keenan felt excited about the future prospects of energy devices. This inspired him to begin a PhD at the EIL studying fuel cell materials using in-situ nanoscale characterisation techniques. His PhD career thus far has consisted of falling in love with the AFM and embarrassing himself at the Christmas party.