Chemistry’s role in solving global issues
Our news bulletins are full of world problems that could seriously impact the lives of future generations. Climate change… pollution… energy crises… deforestation. Chemistry is working tirelessly behind the headlines and contributing to a better, sustainable world.
Lewis contributes to cutting-edge scientific research using specialist equipment to potentially diagnose diseases like cancer sooner
Celine modifies the molecular structure of plastics so they can biodegrade in the natural environment
Joseph helps ensure there is clean, safe, water for 15 million people in the UK whilst studying towards his chemistry degree
Margot is at the cutting-edge of science developing ways to make plastic biodegrade quickly and explaining this to others
Mike discusses his vital role in advising businesses and chemists about how to be more green and sustainable
Rebekka tests and finds ways to improve solar panels whilst balancing her studies towards her Foundation Degree apprenticeship
Stephen oversees the ways in which chemistry can be used to improve a power station’s performance
Stuart brings good ideas to business faster by finding better tools and methods for researchers.
Zoë’s role involves finding ways to minimise the impact of humans on the natural world
James helps protect the environment by assessing the risks to life from certain chemicals in soil, water and air
Discover how you can change people’s lives as a chemist supervising the making of active ingredients in medicines