Ep11: Supersonic Curiosity - James Threadgill

James Threadgill works with supersonic wind and left his industry job to further his love of learning and understanding. He shares his drive for research, and reflections on choosing and pursuing a PhD.

June 25, 2015

Ep10: Science on a Mountaintop - Hannah Stern

Hannah Stern works with lasers. Really fast lasers. She was inspired to apply for a PhD at the University of Cambridge, thanks to a chance encounter with an academic, high in the mountains on New Zealand.

June 10, 2015

Ep09: Dancing to Doctor - Francesca Boughey

Not all scientists start off as the geeky science students at school. Francesca Boughey is a PhD student at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge.

May 25, 2015

Ep08: Professorship - Chris Hunter

Professor Chris Hunter is the Herschel Smith Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

April 27, 2015

Ep07: Close Shave - Daniel Sutton

Dr Daniel Sutton is a tribologist at the University of Southampton. He does not study tribes.

April 13, 2015

Ep06: Senior Lecturer - Matt Fuchter

Dr Matt Fuchter is a senior lecturer in synthetic and medicinal chemistry at Imperial College London. We talk about his role as both a senior lecturer and as a PhD supervisor, plus much more.

March 30, 2015

Ep05: Engaging Audiences - Steve Cross

Dr Steve Cross is head of public engagement at UCL in London, and a science communicator extraordinaire.

March 16, 2015

Ep04: Industry to Academia - Christian Clear

Christian Clear has just started a physics PhD after working for a number of years in industry. We talk about how his prior experience impacts his work ethic, and what it’s like to be effectively self-employed.

March 2, 2015

Ep03: Public Good - Alexandra Rolland

Alexandra Rolland is an epidemiologist working for Public Health England, studying the impact of HIV across the UK.

February 16, 2015

Ep02: In Theory - Florian Steiner

Florian Steiner is a theoretical physicist at Imperial College London who does calculations to make better solar cells.

February 3, 2015