Thanks to everybody for all the questions and votes. Well done to all the scientists, it's been great!
Solihull School for GCSEs and A-levels 2001-2008; Nottingham University 2008-2012 for Masters; Nottingham University 2012-Present for PhD
MSci in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry
Delivered Newspapers; Lifeguard; Scientist
Favourite thing to do in my job: Celebrate when things work.
I work in a chemistry lab making molecules to use in nanotechnology like electronics, micromachines and solar cells.
My Typical Day
I usually spend the day mixing chemicals in the lab and trying not to make them explode.
What I'd do with the prize money
I would release lots and lots of balloons, each with a fun science fact attached to them and see how far the knowledge spreads!
I’ll try and do this at a few of the schools that took part in my zone of I’m a Scientist, and get them involved too!
I’ll also try and put on a chemistry demonstration, with some exciting experiments full of flashes, bangs and pops!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Discovered a way to improve chemicals in solar panels.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Books, TV, teachers…lots of places really.
Were you ever in trouble at school?
At least once
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Perhaps a personal trainer.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Traveled around Europe
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Superpowers: instant healing, teleportation and the ability to stop time would all be useful
Tell us a joke.
I often say to myself: ‘I can’t believe that cloning machine worked!’.