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.
Ben’s research focuses on how the biology and chemistry of our oceans are responding to climate change in order to learn how we can protect our marine environments and ecosystems.
Giorgia leads a team at a small company that is helping to fight food waste by developing smart labels technology
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
Ian ensures radioactive waste is handled safely and also applies waste management techniques to technology that reduces risks of climate change
Katty monitors the levels of organic materials in drinking and wastewater to ensure it is safe to drink.
Zoë’s role involves finding ways to minimise the impact of humans on the natural world
Harsh and Michael describe their vital work keeping the region’s water and sewage systems safe and operational at all times
Rebekka tests and finds ways to improve solar panels whilst balancing her studies towards her Foundation Degree apprenticeship
James helps protect the environment by assessing the risks to life from certain chemicals in soil, water and air