Clark Baker completed an MSc in Physics at Imperial College London after leaving Havering Sixth Form College and is currently a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London.
His previous work includes the design of resonators for Superconducting Qubits with Quantum Computing applications at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology; and the design, construction and testing of temperature control systems for novel compact Magnetometers for use in satellite navigation at Imperial College London.
He is now working on the discovery and characterisation of Exoplanets, specialising in instrumentation - specifically the design and construction of stable, high resolution Spectrometers.
A former Royal Liberty Boys School student, Clark achieved an A* and 2 A grades in A Level Double Maths and Physics while studying at HSFC from 2010 to 2012.
He said: “I can say completely that the Maths and Science teaching staff at Havering Sixth Form College were instrumental in my academic journey – along with being incredible teachers, they always had the best intentions for their students’ progress and in my case, I’m very thankful that they went above and beyond to let me be flexible with course modules to best suit where I wanted to go.
“In fact, they put some concepts across so well that there are lessons of theirs that I still refer back to today.”