About this day
For A level and IB students
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. Join us for a day of scientific discovery!
Programme & speakers
Green energy materials in 3D - batteries included Saiful Islam, University of Oxford
Development of new materials is crucial to advance green energy. Saiful will highlight (with 3D specs) the use of atomic-scale modelling and structural techniques to understand new crystalline materials for lithium-ion batteries and solar cells.
About Professor Saiful Islam
Saiful is Professor of Materials Science at the University of Oxford. His research deals with modelling insights into battery and solar cell materials. He presented the 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for BBC TV.
Personalised cancer treatment - the role of chemistry Belle Taylor, Cambridge Cancer Genomics
The sheer breadth of chemistry means that its role in human biology is often overlooked. Belle introduces the chemistry behind cancer before moving on to how cutting-edge chemical techniques are defining how we investigate and treat tumours.
About Dr Belle Taylor
Belle is Strategic Partnerships Manager at Cambridge Cancer Genomics (CCG.ai), an AI biotech startup. Her PhD studies focused on plasma phase electrochemistry. She is an experienced science communicator and regularly chairs and performs at events across the UK.
Materials for the 21st century Mark Miodownik, University College London
Bionic people with synthetic organs, bones and even brains will soon be the norm. Just as we are becoming more synthetic, our man-made environment is changing to become more lifelike – discover the future of materials.
About Professor Mark Miodownik
Prof Miodownik is a materials engineer. His book Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize.
Do you smell almonds? Jamie Gallagher, Science Presenter
The hottest chillies, coolest mints and sweetest drinks – chemistry lets us understand our favourite flavours. Discover what pushes our taste buds to the limit and how very small differences can lead to dramatically different tastes as we open the chemist’s kitchen cabinet.
About Dr Jamie Gallagher
Jamie is an award winning science communicator with a PhD in chemistry and electrical engineering. He has appeared on TV, radio, and stages around the world and was recognised as one of the 100 leading practicing scientists in the UK by the Science Council.
Making the invisible visible Rachel Bolton-King, Staffordshire University
Someone has been shot, but witnesses are too scared to come forward. Help Rachel use cutting-edge techniques to reveal hidden evidence and establish the truth.
About Dr Rachel Bolton-King
Rachel is an associate professor at Staffordshire University. Her research specialises in the investigation of shooting incidents, working with forensic scientists and legal professionals across the world.