27 Aug '16, 1pm

A World of Specialists: #Coffee and Chemistry

A World of Specialists: #Coffee and Chemistry

My interest in chemistry was sparked in 2007 when I received a copy of Luca Turin’s The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell. Turin describes his pursuits of synthesizing novel, smelly molecules, and the challenge of elucidating how humans physically detect and perceive these compounds. Among other ambitions, one of Turin’s goals was to isolate a pheromone that induced human sexual attraction. Sadly, it was concluded that—unlike bugs and aquatic critters—no such pheromone exists for humans. The idea of designing chemicals that had never been smelled before—or that made me irresistible to female Homo sapiens—motivated me to pursue chemistry in higher education. Today I work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in both chemistry and chemical engineering, solving problems associated with energy storage and conversion. Whilst this sound...

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