Jassel Majevadia is currently completing a PhD which will contribute to the safety of nuclear energy. Working on her Mac in coffee shops at Imperial College, she is able to apply her knowledge of mathematics and physics to perform new calculations and improve understanding of the way in which tiny bits of materials interact with each other under different conditions.
Born in London to parents whose own parents had emigrated from Indian communities in Kenya in the 1960s, she feels that she has succeeded by combining a keen interest in Indian culture and religion, with a determination to develop as an individual in places away from home (so far, Scotland and the US, where she studied for a year).
Outside of work in science she loves listening to and playing jazz music, and also lifts weights at the gym.
*Primary – The windmill energy challenge
*Secondary – Renewable or non-renewable: what would you choose?
These activities are part of the Inspiring Scientists collection, a series of resources to help develop students’ understanding and awareness of science and the diversity of scientists.
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