Julian Stonawski (b 1995 in Oberhausen, Germany) is a German Bachelor Student in Chemistry at the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and will graduate in 2018. Before he started university, he undertook training as a laboratory assistant at the Evonik Industries AG. As part of an eight-week DAAD Rise internship in the McGonigal Group, Julian will characterise the properties of aromatic ion compounds. In his spare time he likes to do sports, to read and to spend time with friends. Photo credit: ceci.