Ephemeral Ink is the online writing desk of Ryan S. McMullen, a PhD student in experimental physical chemistry at the University of Southern California. Born on the British island of Jersey off the coast of Normandy, Ryan completed his Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Bristol in 2015.
Being an island creature habituated to a semi-warm sea environment, five years near a muddy river and regular cold jogs lashed by Bristolian rains had taken its toll. In the autumn of 2014 it was decided that a journey to the United States was on the cards, a syncretism naturally married (without too much arguing) to the idea of frontier research.
His toes betrayed the Atlantic, touching the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica for the first time in 2016. He started his PhD full time in June 2017.
Ephemeral Ink blog posts are a mixture of things as and when words need to be written. Due to the constraints of graduate life, there will be no regular weekly (or perhaps even monthly) posts, and indeed posts will never be posted for posting’s sake!
Los Angeles, February 2017