Sadaf Saad Anjum

Looking forward for "I AM SCIENTIST EVENT"

Favourite Thing: I admire science as it helps me developing understanding about world. It’s not bound to one field of science. I feel this is spread across the board. Let it be Chemistry, Materials, Physics, Biology, Engineering medicine or Astronomy. The more I understand the more satisfied I become. They all link up quite well and this is the idea which has made multidisciplinary science my passion and hence I chose this subject as my field of work.



BSc Hons from London Met, 2008; MSC from Queen Mary, 2010; PhD Researcher from Cranfield University, 2013


BSc Hons Chemistry; MSc Biomaterials; PhD Researcher Manyfacturing materials

Work History:

Unique Sixth Form, Milton Keynes College

Current Job:



Cranfield University

Me and my work

I am lucky to have same “passion”, “hobby” and “work”.

Understanding of nature from simple things around me and building scientific concepts.

My Typical Day

Understanding theory then doing experiments and finally relax while off from work.

I read background theory, plan experiments and then do them. Following that I characterise my results. Make sure they are reliable and repeatable. Prepare reports and that about it!

What I'd do with the money

Help lab in a school

Help school in any part of world where secondary schools can’t afford to buy scientific equipment’s for children.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Simple, happy and understanding

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Abrar ul Haq

What's your favourite food?


What is the most fun thing you've done?

Holidays in Newquay beaches

What did you want to be after you left school?


Were you ever in trouble in at school?

Many times. When I hit football in Principal’s office by mistake and there were guests in there :-(

What was your favourite subject at school?


What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

Understood simple things in simple way

What or who inspired you to become a scientist?

My Chemistry lecturer in A – level and my grandfather

If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?


If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

Happy family, Successful career and having oppertunity to help others

Tell us a joke.

What kind of rooms have no walls? Mushrooms

Other stuff

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