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Surrey academic profiled in ‘175 Faces of Chemistry’ project

Surrey lecturer in Organic Materials Chemistry, Dr Gabriel Cavalli-Petraglia, has been profiled within the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)’s ‘175 Faces of Chemistry’.

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The ‘175 Faces’ project was launched by Professor Lesley Yellowlees and selects 175 role models who shape chemical sciences and represent the diversity of the subject.

In his profile (which you can read here), Dr Cavalli explains that he’s currently exploring how protein-polymer conjugation can help develop nanomedicines for cardiovascular disease, and that he wants to inspire more students to investigate the possibilities within the field.

“I encourage others not to fear uncertainty and to trust their own pathway, as nothing is set in stone. You have choices and you can shape your own career.”

Reflecting on the profiling, Dr Cavalli said, “I’m delighted to have been nominated and selected as one of the 175 Faces of Chemistry Project by the RSC. It’s an honour, especially considering the amazing examples set by the other profiles. This certainly motivates me to keep going with renewed strength, in my own research, but also in supporting others in my environment.”

Dr Cavalli recently won the University’s ‘Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 2013 Researcher of the Year’ award due to his research in the interface of polymer synthesis and bio-nanotechnology and medicine, and was shortlisted for the 2010-2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards.



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