A Few Words (blog)

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!

So that was 2019.

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.

Ten year anniversary of an epic road trip – Athens GA to the Trinity testing site, NM.

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.

New publication! An enzymatic method to produce nanocellulose from softwood chips.

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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