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

Gypsum crystals of the Naica cave


By Michael Freemantle

From Lavoisier’s experiments with plaster of paris to the the ‘Sistine Chapel of crystals’ in Mexico, Mike Freemantle explores the history of gypsum

Source:  Alexander Van Driessche - CC-BY-3.0

An image showing a black researcher

UK chemistry pipeline loses almost all of its Black, Asian and other ethnic minority chemists after undergraduate studies


Black students are only one quarter as likely to study for a PhD than their white counterparts

Ayanna Jones, Devin Swiner and Ashley Walker, organisers of #BlackInChem

Being #BlackinChem

By Devin Swiner, Ayanna Jones, Ashley Walker

The US organisers of #BlackinChem week share their stories

Fountain pen nib, writing

Letters: August 2020

By Chemistry World

Readers share views on the coding crisis and meritocracy, and reminisce about a hazardous career