Dr Nathan Boase is a Lecturer at QUT, where he both researches and teaches Chemistry. He works across boundaries, using his foundation in chemistry, working at the intersection with materials science and biology. He is currently researching how polymers and light can be used together to prevent and treat diseases. He completed his PhD (2015) and BSc (2010) in Chemistry at the University of Queensland. In 2019 he was selected as a CAS Future Leader, one of 29 emerging leaders in chemistry from around the world. Beyond teaching and research, Nathan has a strong commitment to scientific outreach, sharing his love for science with students and the public.