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.
The wonders of element number six Julie MacPherson, University of Warwick
Julie will explore the many allotropes of carbon, from Nobel Prizes to synthesis and applications. Discover the future with carbon nanotubes, graphene and diamond, and see what a nano world will look like.
About Julie MacPherson
Julie works on the development of new electrochemical based sensors (based on diamond, nanotubes, graphene, nanoparticles) for applications in healthcare, pharmaceutical analysis, environmental, and homeland security.
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.