Jessica began her undergraduate degree in Physics with Astrophysics at Loughborough University in 2014 but moved over to straight Physics in which she obtained her Masters degree in 2018. She is motivated by understanding physical processes through the underlying fundamental principles.
PhD Thesis Title: Generation of acoustic sound in water by pulsed high power electrical discharges
Jessica was attracted to her current research topic, underwater acoustic waves produced by nanosecond electric discharge, by the opportunity to explain the processes by which this occurs as this is not currently well understood. The project also presents the prospect of generating sound without breakdown which has not previously been reported. The topic of research is broad, including elements of pulsed power, electromagnetism, plasma and underwater acoustics.