Here you will find occasional posts from me about new scientific publications, experiences I’ve had as a scientist, and non-fiction books I’ve read. I expect to be posting quite infrequently, so be sure to follow this blog or subscribe below to be alerted when I post something new!
I am not a frequent reader or reviewer of non-fiction. For more regular and more insightful reviews of popular science books, follow the excellent Read More Science blog and Twitter account by Sarah Olson, champion of scientific literacy. I am an avid reader and a professional scientist, but I very rarely read non-fiction in my … Continue reading Women in Microbiology.
Towards the end of 2019 I received the exciting news that a project of mine would be funded by Formas, the Swedish research council that supports work in the broadly defined area of sustainable development. Shortly after receiving the notice of funding, I was contacted by Elin Viksten, a reporter for the Swedish language online … Continue reading Talking hydrogels with Elin Viksten at Extrakt.
I started this webpage in September 2019, so this will be my first ‘year in review’ post. Hopefully I can keep doing something similar in the years to come. But how to summarise a year of one’s professional life? And how much personal detail to discuss here, on what is ostensibly a science/work-focussed site? For … Continue reading So that was 2019.
My career in science has let me visit and live in places I never expected to. While I was a PhD student, I got the chance to work at the famous Complex Carbohydrate Research Centre (CCRC) at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Go Dawgs! Before moving to Athens I’d never even visited the … Continue reading Ten year anniversary of an epic road trip – Athens GA to the Trinity testing site, NM.
Nanocellulose is an amazing natural material. It is produced by taking cellulose – found in wood, paper, cotton, and so on – and disintegrating it into nanoparticles. These can be used to make paper, films, and gels. They can be assembled into super-strong fibres, or blended with other biomaterials to increase strength and reduce production … Continue reading New publication! An enzymatic method to produce nanocellulose from softwood chips.
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