Professor Knox was a remarkable man who obtained a BSc (1st class hons) in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 1949 and a PhD from Cambridge University. He returned to a Lectureship at Edinburgh in 1953 and remained with us until his retirement.
Jane Stewart is the daughter of two University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry PhD alumni. She has created a unique celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) – in the form of a macramé version of one of the most influential achievements in modern science.
The extraordinary feat took Jane a staggering 350 hours and features 200,000 knots, which she completed at her Guildford home. Jane is a university of Surrey biochemistry graduate.
Professor Margaret-Ann Armour sadly passed away on the 25th of May. As an alumnus of the School of Chemistry and recipient of an Honorary Degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 we would like to invite staff, students and alumni to celebrate her life at a live stream event being hosted by the University of Alberta on the 12th of June. Details of the event are available on the University of Alberta website below:
The School of Chemistry was delighted to welcome back alumnus Dr Clint Veale who recently travelled from South Africa where he is currently a senior lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
In celebration of International Women's Day, plans have been announced to rename rooms at Edinburgh University's Argyle House after notable women from the University's past.
One of the rooms will be named after Annie Hutton Numbers, a chemist and teacher who graduated from Edinburgh in 1918.
Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Professor Bernard L Feringa have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on molecular machines.
Professer Sir Fraser Stoddart studied Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1964 and his PhD in 1966. He was also awarded a DSc degree by the University in 1980 for his research into stereochemistry beyond the molecule, was named Edinburgh's Alumnus of the Year in 2005 and knighted in 2006.
Dr Diana Leitch, a graduate from the School of Chemistry in 1969 (BSc) and 1972 (Ph.D.) has been awarded an MBE for services to chemistry in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. She is currently a trustee of the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre.
Congratulations to Dr Leitch!
This month we are delighted to be welcoming our new intake of fresh faced students to the Joseph Black Building!
For generations, students in the School have known each other???s support both in the laboratory and social environment. We are incredibly proud that our School is characterised by this strong cross-generational community and this year wondered if we could find a way to welcome and connect our new students with previous generations.