Dr Jackson is an internationally trained chemist with academic and industrial experience in materials science. At Oxford University, he focused on the mechanisms of C-H bond activation and organometallic catalysis, which allowed him to also do research at Kyoto University. After working in industry, developing novel methods for synthesizing reagents, he entered the doctoral program at the University of Queensland, studying at the Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE). His research at COPE focused on the synthesis and characterization of nanocrystal/organic composites and optoelectronic applications of these materials. During his time at COPE, he helped develop novel macromolecules for organic light-emitting diodes and nanocrystalline catalysts for water-splitting. Bringing with him his expertise in chemistry and materials science, Dr Jackson joined Edanz in 2013 as a Senior Editor based in the Fukuoka office.