Name:  Philip Watson

Area of Study / Position Title:   Professor (Physical Chemistry)/Associate Chair

Why chemistry? (What about it initially interested you?):

Turned on to chemistry when about 12 after receiving a home chemistry set as a Xmas gift.

Research focus (in non-science terms) or basic job duties?

Used to research chemistry at the surface of things.  Nowadays, I teach and look after organizing teaching schedules, scheduling classes, assigning TAs, riding herd over the general chemistry teaching staff.

One thing you truly love about your job?

The light-bulb moment when a student who was struggling with a concept “gets it”.

One interesting/strange factoid about yourself.

I like to play cutthroat competitive duplicate bridge at the local club.

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