• Question: If you weren't a polymer scientist what other part of science would you like to work in?

    Asked by Courtney to Anne, Rose, Thomas on 25 Jun 2015. This question was also asked by TabbyA.
    • Photo: Thomas Farrugia

      Thomas Farrugia answered on 25 Jun 2015:

      Hi Courtney – I think I’d go with biochemistry or synthetic biology – I really like the idea of being able to modify microorganisms to produce all sorts of materials or useful chemicals, or use them as sensors.

      That or something like computer science comboed with robotics, in which case I’d try to get employed by a company like Boston Dynamics or Google Xlabs !

    • Photo: Rose Simnett

      Rose Simnett answered on 29 Jun 2015:

      In my maters project I worked on designing catalysts for cross coupling reactions. I’d probably be working in this area if I hadn’t decided to change to polymers.