About this day
Chemists have all the fun…
Join us for an incredible day of chemistry, taking students from their studies to cutting-edge research and future applications in great style! 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
How to discover a new element Kit Chapman, Comment Editor, Chemistry World
Ever wanted your name on the periodic table? Kit will reveal the secrets of creating a new chemical element, exploring a world where atoms are so unstable they exist for the blink of an eye.
About Kit Chapman
Kit Chapman is an award-winning science journalist who currently writes for Chemistry World. His book on element discovery, Superheavy, will be published in 2019.
Engineering the World Yasmin Ali, Chemical Engineer
Join Yasmin for a look at a chemical engineer’s career journey in the energy industry, and some inspiring stories about other chemical engineers.
About Yasmin Ali
Yasmin is a chemical engineer with a passion for communicating engineering stories, and a wealth of experience in the energy industry.
Plastic fantastic? Jamie Gallagher, University of Glasgow
It can be any shape, colour, property and lasts 500 years! Despite the damage plastic does to the environment demand has never been higher. Join Jamie to discover the amazing properties of plastic and how to tackle the plastic problem.
About Jamie Gallagher
Dr Jamie Gallagher is a scientist and science communicator. He was recognised as one of the UK’s “100 Leading Practising Scientists” by the Science Council.
Strange Ice Andrea Sella, UCL
It’s everywhere, but ice is a material so strange that it breaks almost every rule. Discover its properties, compare it with other ices, and uncover why ice may be the canary warning us that our futures may be uncertain.
About Andrea Sella
Andrea is a synthetic chemist and broadcaster who is interested in the structure and bonding in the rare earths. He has been involved in numerous radio and television projects.
How to discover aliens and make chemical computers Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow
About Lee Cronin
Lee Cronin is the Regius Chair of Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. He is a chemist, inventor and entrepreneur.