Analytical Chemist

What’s that made of???  You might wonder this about a delicious (or disgusting) food you’re eating, the materials toys, buildings, or machines are made of, or parts of plants or animals. Analytical chemists help find precise, molecular answers to that question. They use cool tools and what they know about chemistry to figure out exactly what things are made of.

Analytical Chemist Jill Venton, a neuroscientist, studies the chemicals at work in our brains. She and her team of scientists also create tiny structures to help them measure the neurotransmitters in animals’ brains.

Chemist William C. Johnson creates paper capable of holding liquids like milk, juice, and water. He uses his knowledge of chemistry and the ways different combinations of molecules change what paper can do to create new products.