Elements Zone Report – November 2019

Read the report: Elements Zone Report – November 2019 [PDF]

The Elements Zone was a themed zone supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It featured six scientists:

  • William Wiseman is a technical manager in industry who mixes zirconium with metal oxides to create ceramic materials used in places such as aeroplanes and oil rigs.
  • Thibaut Deviese is a chemist who uses the radioactivity of carbon isotopes to help archaeologists date objects.
  • Harry Wilkinson is a PhD student recreating iron and sulphur compounds usually found in the body with the aim of replacing unsustainable industrial processes.
  • Georgia Orton is a research scientist trying to make iron do the job of platinum in reactions using tiny cage structures called MOFs (metal organic frameworks).
  • Emily Sparkes is a PhD student who studies how well enzymes make and break bonds between silicon and oxygen.
  • Aimee Egglestone is an industry development chemist helping scientists to scale up their experimental reactions using carbon compounds to industrial levels.
Posted on January 15, 2020 by modjen in 2019, RSC, Zone Reports. Comments Off on Elements Zone Report – November 2019