David Liptrot has joined the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:
I’m just finishing my PhD in Organometallic Chemistry at the University of Bath. After much urging from my colleagues, I have finally decided to humbly apply for acceptance amongst my hirsute scientific peers. Working in an organometallics lab with many things that like to spontaneously burst into flame, I remain amazed at my beard’s persistence, and have taken to shaving a firebreak into the sides of my head for safety.
I hope this is sufficient — I’m entering the Great British Beard Championships in 2 weeks time, and would hope I would be able to be accepted in time to fly the flag for the LFHCfS.
David Liptrot, LFHCfS
Graduate student, Organometallic Chemistry
University of Bath