Contact Ben Exton

Background

Ben is currently a PhD student in the Water Sciences Institute at Cranfield University, graduating with a Masters of Chemistry at Bangor University. 

His organisational skills have proven a valuable asset in running Explorer Scout troops, including planning and running camps as well as the weekly programme. It has allowed him to enhance his budgeting and time-management skills in addition to understanding risk assessments and other paperwork including permission forms.

Chairing the Bangor University Guides and Scouts society, or BUGS, enabled me to further develop my communication skills, allowed me to know how to work well as a team but also manage people and delegate where necessary. These skills have been complimented by also sitting on the executive committees for the Scout District and Area as well as for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Local Section for North Wales – learning from other experienced individuals and teams.

Current activities

The desire to understand how the world around him works led Ben to what is considered the central science: Chemistry. This coupled with his keen enjoyment of the outdoors and his passion to protect our environment is what lead Ben to Environmental Chemistry and the Water Sciences.

Project Title: Investigating the transport, fate and ecological impacts of airport de-icers.