|Matthew Gibson is a chemist working at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests focus on the design of macromolecular structures which can interface with biological systems, and consequently all the work in his group is cross-disciplinary. Matthew took time out from his work to talk to ChemComm…|
|What initially inspired you to become a scientist?
I was always interested in the natural world, but really only became interested in chemistry during my A-levels. I had two very enthusiastic chemistry teachers who strongly encouraged me. We were able to undertake an extended lab project, and I found myself enjoying the challenge. At university I found myself drawn to the creativity of synthesis and how creative solutions can be used to gain fundamental understanding and innovative solutions.
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Matthew has recently published two communications in ChemComm touching on the degradable thermoresponsive polymers described here and another on gold and micelle-based polymer nanoparticles.
Degradable thermoresponsive polymers which display redox-responsive LCST Behaviour
The critical importance of size on thermoresponsive nanoparticle transition temperatures: gold and micelle-based polymer nanoparticles