Thomas Thorogood (b 1996 in Bristol, UK) is currently completing the fourth and final year of his MChem degree. His MChem project focuses on aromatic cation mesogens with Dr McGonigal as his research supervisor. The project is Thomas’ first experience of research after three years of undergrad study at Durham University. When he’s not in the lab Thomas’ enjoys running, going to the pub with friends and is currently the rifle captain for Durham University. .