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

Zeolite powder



Brian Clegg introduces the class of materials where the holes are more important than the whole – the super-porous zeolites

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City-dwellers have higher trust in science than country folk


Half of urban and suburban residents in the US have high confidence in scientists compared to roughly a third of people in rural areas

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How can we tackle fake science news?


Complex topics make bogus research news even harder to tackle – but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try

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Gender diversity quotas to be introduced for Royal Society of Chemistry events


A third of speakers and chairs at conferences funded by the society will have to be women in 2020