Jacqueline Tan

Chemistry and Computing Scientist

Jacqueline Tan

I use computers to see inside potions! I do coding to figure out how molecules move around. By looking at molecular structures on the computer, I can learn about their properties and predict their reactions in the real world! This allows us to try out new things and make useful products on a computer before making them in real life so we don’t waste so much.

For example, we can make shampoos and detergents smell and clean better. By making these molecules move, we can also create interesting and cool videos of what is happening inside a potion, so everyone can see and understand what is going on.

I always try to use the things I enjoy to help me with m work! I love drawing art and making beautiful pictures. This actually inspires me to make the science I do more beautiful. With an added artistic touch, people are more interested in what I’m showing them. Don’t be afraid to try new things but also make sure you listen to advice from the people who really care about you!

Jacqueline is our Potent Potions box champion.

I love being a scientist because...

I get to gain so much knowledge from smart people.

The most awesome thing I have done so far is...

Being a judge in a national science competition in Singapore for high school students!

My heroes are...

Marie Curie

Advice I would give my 7 year old self...

Believe in your own abilities.

At primary school my favourite thing to do was...

Play computer games!

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