Besides my academic role as a rogue materials scientist who makes digital fabrication tools, I am a craftsperson, a plant enthusiast, a BSAC sports diver, and a fun person.
About my name:
Written Chinese consists of a mixture of pictograms and ideograms, which means that every Chinese character is a little graph depicting a story.
My family name 羅 is a bird net. My ancestors caught birds with it. In modern Chinese it means to gather, to fetch, to disperse.
My parents’ hopeful wishes reside in my given name, 丹荔. It translates to ‘red lychee’, a fruit native to Southern China. It is also a phonetic and celebratory remark of my father’s PhD dissertation, finished soon after my birth.