Voices in chemistry

Chemistry World and Notch Communications welcome you to our fifth special collection of content showcasing voices in chemistry. We bring together people from a variety of backgrounds that are driving innovation, challenging cultures, disrupting stereotypes and communicating science to inspire current and future generations.

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PerkinElmer's Ian Robertson beach sampling microplastics

Microplastics – A chance discovery leads to a research passion

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Tiny plastics are polluting our waterways, foods and drinks. To understand and combat this contaminant, we need to leverage technologies capable of detecting their presence and understanding their makeup

Nanoform team

Multidisciplinary science kick starts innovation

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Nanoform scientists discuss how their diverse personalities and scientific backgrounds foster innovation, helping them tackle problems from different angles, and design better processes

In case you missed them, check out our collections on detectives, innovators, sustainability and health technology

Bundle of dried cinnamon sticks



How did a tree bark from Sri Lanka become one of the essential flavours of the festive season?

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A framed portrait of James LuValle

James LuValle, a chemist who broke the colour barrier


Sports or science? There was never really any competition for a Black Olympian who made significant contributions to Kodak’s colour film, as Hayley Bennett discovers

An illustration showing a man crossing various spots on the world globe

Come fly with me… just not there, or there


Travel risk assessments should account for the prejudice faced by Queer scientists 

An image showing silhouetted people stepping in and out of a beam of rainbow

LGBTQ+ diversity in science and universities

By Joan Sander

Many queer scientists still feel they need to hide their full identity at work