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I’m Chris Armstrong, a lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Hull.

I graduated from the nearby University of York with a Masters in Chemistry in 2008. This degree focused on environmental and green chemistry, which I still occasionally use and teach. I graduated again in 2013 with a PhD that looked at a complex catalytical reactions, using computational simulations and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. I spent most of this time convinced I wasn’t suited towards mathematics and physical chemistry.

I’ve been a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer since then, working in the Universities of Sheffield, Birmingham and now Hull. I teach a wide range of physical chemistry from thermodynamics to quantum mechanics. I’ve been specialising in blended learning (a mixture of online recordings and pre-reading, and in-person tutorials) for the last five years. This course is part of that, moving steadily towards bigger and better teaching and learning projects online.

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