After finishing my A-levels, I wanted to study arts or languages, but then decided that being a chemist in a white coat was definitely cooler.
So I went on and spent ten years studying chemistry in Germany, Spain and the UK, before realising that not working in a lab can also be fun. After one year in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s graduate trainee scheme, I joined Chemistry World first as editorial assistant and now as science correspondent.
My favourite CAS number is 102-54-5.
Genetically modified bacteria could make synthesis of new materials more sustainable
Close-up footage to explore unexpected side of simple chemical transformations
Merkel will have to team up with two opposing parties amid nationalist surge
Clarivate’s citation laureates name C–H functionalisation, perovskites and catalysis as Nobel contenders, while others favour Crispr or batteries
Researchers find election commitments to science wanting as Angela Merkel appears on course to secure a fourth term on Sunday
Sandwich compound keeps its magnetic memory at –213°C, bringing ultra-dense data storage a step closer
Funding ‘moonshot’ projects among actions report asks UK government to take if life sciences industry is to shine
Weight-of-evidence approach aims to identify harmful compounds in disinfectants and material preservatives