A FORMER Sonning Common man has been recognised as one of the world’s leading young scientists.
David Liptrot, a postdoctoral researcher, has been selected as one of Forbes’ 30 under-30 scientists for 2015.
The 25-year-old, formerly of Grove Road, is looking to find ways to repair or prevent the damage done by toxic elements in the chemical industry.
Mr Liptrot began his interest in science at school — he went to Sonning Common primary and Reading School for boys and then on to study chemistry at the University of Bath.
In 2011 he won the Salters’ Graduate Award, with a £1,000 prize, for having shown “exceptional commitment” to his studies throughout his four-year course.
He went on to achieve a PhD and is now a postdoctoral research associate at the university.