Sujata Kundu

I'm a materials chemist that loves sharing the science of stuff

The world around us is made of ‘stuff.’ From a very early age, I have been fascinated by this stuff, often breaking things apart to try and figure out how everything worked. Luckily science has enabled me to turn this destructive curiosity into a career, first through a BSc in Chemistry, then an MSc in Analytical Chemistry and finally a PhD in Materials Chemistry at University College London in 2012. Fulfilling my destiny as an eternal student, I have since studied for a teaching qualification, and am now a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. Although my research area is functional nanomaterials, as a science communicator I am able to delve into the wider applications of chemistry and materials science all around us, and love sharing this through live lectures, on TV (Discovery Channel) and radio, and now here with you.
The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer.