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Stratford-upon-Avon High School till 2011 - University of Huddersfield (2011-2015) - University of Leeds (2015-now)
Masters of Chemistry And A-levels in Chemistry, Physics and Maths.
Pharmacy , Chemical Company and work for myself (photography)
PhD at the university of Leeds
University of Leeds
I am very curious about the world around us and the way it all pieces together.
I am currently doing my PhD and enjoy learning new things along the way. I have a passion for solving problems and creating things. In my spare time, I am a photographer specialising in creative portraits.
The best way to describe me is ” That annoying person that always asks why”, we all know one.
My work is focused on using apps to help with the development of medicine.
I am interested in how we can use computers to help us understand and predict how crystals used for medicine work. Part of my work involves collaborating with physicists and chemists to see how we can better engineer crystals to get the desired shape of them.
My Typical Day
Walk the Dog. Coffee. Run Simulations. Look at Crystals. Coffee. Walk Dog. Sleep.
My days are split between being in the lab to working on my computer with apps that I have written to help me understand the crystals I am working with.
What I'd do with the money
Crystal Photo Exhibition
I would use the money to organize a “Crystal Photo Exhibition”.
The idea is to showcase images of crystals that are used in medicine and allow the general public to see the tablets they take in another light.
It is very often that we see our medicine as just a little white tablet that we take. But the process and engineering of making that white tablet are always overlooked. It would be really interesting to show the before (single crystals) and after (tablets) for common medicines.
The money would go towards hiring a venue for 1 or 2 nights, printing costs and advertising for the event.
Entry would be free (Of course) and would be open to the public.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Curious, Creative, Wizard
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Red Hot Chili Peppers
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Surfing (in a warm country)
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes - for trading food from the canteen in class :S
What was your favourite subject at school?
Chemistry - Still is
What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?
Got to explore big plants
What or who inspired you to become an engineer?
The ability to solve problems and design processes
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
Physicist - They have cool toys
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. To have another dog. 2. To have my own watch making workshop. 3. To have my own lab where people can come and do science for free.
Tell us a joke.
What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college? ---------------------------------------- Bison.
Images of Paracetamol that I have taken different magnifications.
Just an example of the type of images that would be used in the exhibition.