Dr. Samuel Jones is a Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellow in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester. He heads up the Jones Lab which focuses on understanding material/virus interactions. Sam completed his masters in Chemistry, from the University of Warwick, under the direction of Prof. Stefan A. F. Bon in 2009. His work at the time focused on hydrogen bonding interactions for gold nanorod assembly. During his studies he also undertook a research project at the University of Tasmania in the group of Dr. Adrian Blackman. For his Ph.D. Sam moved to the University of Cambridge where he worked in the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis under Prof. Oren A. Scherman, on the supramolecular assembly of nanomaterials via cucurbit[n]uril. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in 2013, Sam moved to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he worked alongside Prof. Francesco Stellacci. His research focused on the synthesis of novel virucidal materials and the synthesis of Janus nanoparticles for targeted delivery.