International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Dr Thomas Easton Ideas Activities
  • Science Communicator, Coatings industry specialist
    Cardiff, UK
  • Email
    Tel 01446 405499
  • Sector:

  • Organizations:

    Coatings industry specialist
    Oil & Colour Chemists' Association
    Society of Chemical Industry
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I did a PhD in organometallic chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.

I worked as an industrial chemist for 23 years, specialising in foam control (laundry detergents, oil and gas production, fermentation processes) and coatings (additives, high temperature paints, marine paints).

Last year I completed an MSc in Communicating Science.

I want to communicate the benefits that the chemical sciences provide, using examples familiar to the general public e.g. cleaning products and paints.

I am preparing a set of talks and demonstrations on the science of foam that I will propose for inclusion in the IYC 2011. I am working with a partner on foam science workshops for primary schools.