Making Stuff Glow

It's been a long time coming, but I'm thrilled to finally be able to share my research output. Although I didn't manage to get all the way to the final compound, I've learned a lot about the realities of working in science research, and the challenges that come with it.

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Matt Fry


I'm a chemist at the University of St Andrews, but in my time here I've dabbled in several different subject areas: Spanish, Italian, Maths and Computer Science as well as Chemistry. Although these seem quite different fields, they share a commonality, in that there is some formal grammar underpinning each of them. If you understand the rules, you can manipulate these tools to accomplish a certain goal - be that synthesising a particular molecule or having a conversation. I'm a keen linguist, having spent time teaching English in one of the top private schools in Spain, and regularly attend evening Italian classes. I enjoy most areas of Chemistry, particularly organic mechanism and fluorescence - hence the focus of my project. I'm always looking for new opportunties inside or outside the lab, and would like to explore the field of patent law as I think it fuses my interests quite nicely. It'd be great to meet any like minded people, so feel free to send me a message!


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5 months ago

This is such an interesting read, and fantastic that the synthetic routes provided such clear results for a novel TDAF active macrocycle!