About this day
Chemists have all the fun…
Join us in autumn 2017 for an incredible day of chemistry! Five sessions from leading chemists in academia and industry will inspire the scientists of the future. A special session on examination success will ensure students are equipped with the tools to excel.
Programme & speakers
The periodic table of the oceans Kate Hendry, British Antarctic Survey
For life to thrive in the oceans it needs elements from across the periodic table, from phosphorous to silicon, iron to zinc. Join Kate as she uncovers the essential building blocks of everything in the sea.
About Kate Hendry
Kate Hendry is a chemical oceanographer who explores the deep sea, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
Indestructible energy! Jamie Gallagher, University of Glasgow
Join materials scientist Jamie Gallagher for a whirlwind tour of all things energy. Explore how chemists are working to turn humans into walking batteries to power our daily life and the energy bound inside a molecule of food.
About Jamie Gallagher
Jamie is an award winning science communicator. With a PhD in chemistry and electrical engineering, Jamie’s interests lie in interdisciplinary materials science. He has appeared on TV, radio, and stages around the world and was recognised as one of the 100 leading practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council.
Taking a look at chocolate through the eyes of a chemist Paul Walton, University of York
What are the principal molecules in chocolate and where do they come from?Answers to these questions will be addressed as we attempt to make a better-tasting chocolate live on stage.
About Paul Walton
Paul is a Professor at the University of York and chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Diversity Committee.
Dying to be beautiful Kathryn Harkup, Chemist and author
Throughout history agonies have been endured and lives risked for the body beautiful. From “blind” dates to killer cosmetics we will explore the perils of trying to obtain personal perfection. Fashion can be fatal.
About Kathryn Harkup
Kathryn is a chemist and science communicator specialising in delivering talks and workshops on the quirky side of science.
Brain-inspired electronics with metal-oxide chemistries Themis Prodromakis, Southampton University
Themis will introduce how functional materials can be turned into nanoscale devices for linking to the human brain, decoding neural information or even emulating the brain processing capacity in microchips.
About Themis Prodromakis
Themis is a Professor in Nanotechnology and with his research team is innovating across boundaries for developing next-generation electronic systems.