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SCIENTIST: Invents Chemicals For Construction Sites

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Peter, who is a scientist developing chemicals used in construction sites, describes his career journey from studying civil engineering to designing roadways to building materials into the laboratory.

Degree: Civil Engineering
Job Title: Scientist
Employer: Evonik Industries

Job Summary: Materials Scientists and Chemist

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Chemists and materials scientists work in basic and applied research. In basic research, chemists investigate the properties, composition, and structure of matter. They also experiment with the laws that govern the combination of elements and reactions of substances to each other.

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Oshenkevich. ?]</span> <span m='3180'>I'm</span> <span m='3520'>a</span> <span m='3650'>scientist.</span> <span m='5060'>I</span> <span m='5180'>work</span> <span m='5440'>with</span> <span m='5720'>construction</span> <span m='6250'>chemicals.</span> <span m='7260'>So</span> <span m='8270'>typically</span> <span m='8640'>what</span> <span m='8800'>I</span> <span m='8870'>do,</span> <span m='9800'>most</span> <span m='10090'>days</span> <span m='10390'>I</span> <span m='10450'>work</span> <span m='10660'>in</span> <span m='10700'>a</span> <span m='10770'>lab,</span> <span m='12100'>probably</span> <span m='12330'>three</span> <span m='12570'>or</span> <span m='12610'>four</span> <span m='12800'>days</span> <span m='13020'>a</span> <span m='13070'>week.</span> <span m='13570'>And</span> <span m='13670'>then</span> <span m='13800'>another</span> <span m='14360'>day out of the</span> <span m='14860'>week I'm</span> <span m='15090'>usually</span> <span m='15400'>traveling</span> <span 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