A few years ago, Bored Panda wrote about Daniel Liu, an 11-year-old chemistry prodigy. But a lot has happened in his life since then. The genius kid went viral after he attended an organic chemistry class at the University of Toledo. And while the University’s Environmental Health and Radiation Safety Department doesn’t allow kids under 12 to be in the labs, it made an exception for Daniel. And he made the most of it.
Bill Nye the Science Guy also appreciated his hard work and dedication
Daniel even met Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair after winning a $10,000 scholarship
At age 13, Daniel co-published a paper about developing pharmaceutical drugs and pesticides in a faster, cheaper, and more eco-friendly way. Talk about a fast adaptation. The other co-author of the study, postdoctoral associate Mohit Kapoor, said the 13-year-old boy was a pleasure to work with.
I’ve got a feeling this isn’t the last time we’ll be covering Liu’s achievements.
Watch the video below to get a better understanding of what it is that Daniel’s working on