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Chemical Engineer

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Hi! I’m Farnaz and I use plants and algae to make different coloured chemicals. I love engineering as I enjoy solving problems and learning new things. I need these skills and also to work hard when I try to grow the algae and find the best way to get the chemicals out.


Painting with natural dyes

Farnaz uses plants and algae to make different chemicals for energy, medicine or dyes. Read her comic to see what colours tiny algae cells can make and what we use them for. What colours can you make from plants and algae? Farnaz loves art – follow the guide to get natural dyes from berries, vegetables, spices and algae – what will you paint with them?

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Farnaz Mohsenpour is a Chemical Engineer – she uses living things, such as plants and algae, to produce chemicals that can be used for energy, e.g. biofuels, medicine or pigments.

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