Thanks to training as an organic chemist, I’m at home imagining myself in a molecular world, surrounded by vibrating bonds, wiggling atoms, and three-dimensional structures.

21350_P_2699Now, as a journalist writing about the latest research in chemistry, materials science, and engineering, I’m constantly visiting new molecular worlds. I hop through energy-harvesting materials, swim through cellular communication networks, and float through vehicle tailpipes. It’s a joy to share those journeys through my stories.

My work has appeared in New Scientist, Chemical & Engineering NewsMaterials Research Society Bulletin, Chemistry World, Ars Technica, and KQED QUEST. I’ve also produced news pieces for KUSP88.9 FM in Santa Cruz.

Follow me on Twitter @mfellet.

© 2017, Melissae Fellet. Image © 2012, Layla Lang.