Matthew won the Best second year student on Chemistry degree course prize.
Matthew chose to study Chemistry at university because he thoroughly enjoyed the subject at both GCSE and A level. Using the knowledge gained in the classroom to understand reactions that happened in front of his eyes really fascinated him, and he was keen to continue this at a higher level.
Chemistry at university has not disappointed him. A great balance of both theory and practical work has allowed him to gain a vast amount of chemical knowledge and there have been many opportunities to apply this in the lab.
Matthew is currently in the process of completing a 12-months research placement at Lubrizol, which involves producing polymeric dispersants that can be used in colour filter for LCDs.
His future aspiration is to pursue a career in chemical research, as he feels this would give him a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.