My interest in chemistry started as clichéd as they come – a kid’s chemistry set and an eccentric high school teacher.
For me the fetching lab specs were just an added bonus. I studied for my PhD in inorganic and materials chemistry at the University of Nottingham, after which I joined the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Publishing Editor in November 2013. With a keen interest in science communication, and with the team just across the corridor, I jumped at the chance to write for Chemistry World. It’s an absolute pleasure to showcase exciting science and to talk to brilliant minds about their latest adventures. Writing a feature article for the magazine really got me hooked on the thrills of science writing. In July 2016 I moved to London to join the Nature Communications editorial team as a Senior Editor.
Semi-conductivity between the sheets
Manipulating MXene layers delivers the first semiconductor in the family
Victoria Richards investigates the world of artificial molecular machines
C50 breaks all the rules
Are we any closer to a 3D analogue of benzene?
Confronting the crystalline sponge
Scientists tackle concerns over debated technique
Crystalline sponge method strikes again
Innovative technique unveils structures of unique compounds with axial and planar chirality
Spicing up MOFs
Framework based on the turmeric pigment curcumin delivers two drugs for the price of one
Catching water with imitation beetle bumps
Inkjet printing crafts a superhydrophobic surface that mimics the fog harvesting ability of the Namib Desert beetle
A chemical time capsule
Tree rings inspire a non-electrical, self-powered device for recording chemical events
Ancient alloy goes nano