Enjoying all the great questions!
Harrow School (2002-2007); University of Bristol (2007-2011 & 2011-present)
I am close to finishing a PhD in synthetic chemistry
All over! Study Abroad Program at the University of Texas, Austin (2009-10); Summer Fellowship at Kyoto University, Japan (2013)
Studying for my PhD (Doctorate…. the “Dr” title)
University of Bristol / EPSRC Funded
Favourite thing to do in my job: Discovering new things; it could be a small or large finding but the feeling and thrill is great!
I stick sugars to metals and try to do new types of chemistry.
My Typical Day
Coffee, purify reactions, coffee and read about chemistry, set up new reactions, coffee and have delusions of grandeur.
What I'd do with the prize money
Give it to our OutReach Programme and help school kids get into science
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Curious, determined, and independent
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Getting the opportunity to travel
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
I had a very inspiring chemistry teacher at school; from that my sheer enjoyment of the subject has been enough to drive and lead me to where I am.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I got caught occasionally
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Um… hard to say; something in an office?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
BBQ; preferably Texan
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I once went sky diving :D
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Success, the answers and better eyesight
Tell us a joke.
Q: What is brown and sticky? A: A brown stick!