This blogpost will be a little bit different and probably quite introspective. I was born and raised in Venezuela, a Caribbean country, with undoubtedly perfect weather and easy going joyful people. My early life was not necessarily easy, but I had it better than most people. I had high quality education, a family that supported me and never lacked food in the fridge.
In this post, PhD student Angel Santorelli from Kurt Gothelf’s group at iNANO, Aarhus University, takes you through the colourful synthesis of Azobenzene in the organic chemistry lab.
Back when I was doing my undergraduate program in chemistry, there was an underlying saying: A good chemist is also a good cook. Although it could be a broad generalization, it holds true for many (not for physical chemists for sure, but they are good at coding, so there is that).
Hello there, I am Angel Santorelli and this is my story. I was born in Venezuela, a country that have been lately quite newsworthy, although not for the best reasons. Anyhow, it’s a place where the people is cozy, a little bit too warm and a little bit too loud for European standards, but still a really nice place.