Kenneth Robbins was born in Wrexham, North Wales and attended Ysgol Rhiwabon until 2005. He received a B. Sc. degree in Chemistry and a M.Sc. in Molecular Science for Medicine, from University of Wales Bangor, in 2009 and 2010, respectfully. During his B.Sc. he spent a year and a quarter at the aluminium smelter Anglesey Aluminium, in the quality assurance laboratories. Research he conducted as part of his B.Sc. and M.Sc. was concerned with the theoretical characterisation of the geometric and electronic structures of the oligo-peptide HIV-capsid assembly inhibitor and were performed under the supervision of Dr Gregory Chass.
Awarded an EPSRC CASE studentship, he has recently joined the Medical Microsystems group at Bangor University, studying a Ph. D. in plasma characterisation. This work encompasses a methodical investigation into the numerous parameters of the plasma device towards increasing the germicidal efficiency and widening the understanding of plasma chemistry.
His research interests include the effects reactive species and radiation have upon the building blocks of life, the process of protein folding and drug discovery through increased understanding of the geometric and electronic preferences proteins.