Jair Esquivel was born in Mexico City. He obtained his BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Chemical Sciences at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Then, Jair moved to the UK to pursue his PhD at the University of Manchester under supervision of Prof. Michael Turner, working on conjugated polymer nanoparticles. After obtaining his PhD, Jair worked for nearly a year for a nanotechnology spin-out based in Manchester. Looking for new experiences, Jair went to Canada to work as a postdoc at Université de Montréal, focusing on porphyrin-based polymers. Missing the Mancunian spirit, Jair came back to Manchester in August 2021 to join Shaver group as KTP Associate, aiming to improve the sustainability of glass fibre composites for insulation products.