Andrew Maloney, from the Parsons group, won the Industrial Crystallography Prize for best presentation at the recent British Crystallographic Association Meeting at the University of Warwick.
The meeting saw more than 50 speakers over four days, including a lecture by Dan Schectman, Nobel Prize winner for chemistry in 2011. As well as discussion sessions throughout the meeting, there was a chance for 14 young crystallographers to interact and get together, with the first day of the meeting given over to their talks.
The documentary shows how EPSRC funding of healthcare technologies via Centres for Doctoral Training ensures cross disciplinary work. This helps create new innovations for future doctors by bringing the various disciplines closer together.
You can see a segment of the full programme below:
Congratulations to Victoria Camus from Dr Colin Campbell's group who won the best student speaker prize, and to Andrew Piper of Prof. Andrew Mount's group, who won a poster prize at the RSC Butler Electrochemistry Symposium today in Glasgow University.
The one-day symposium gave researchers from across Scotland and the North of England to meet with their peers and present the results of their research in any field related to electrochemistry.
The School of Chemistry has been ranked joint fourth in the most recent Complete University Guide.
We rose one place and, along with St Andrews, are ranked the best School of Chemistry in Scotland. The league table rates Schools based on entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.
They both wrote articles on their research that were ranked very highly by the judging panel and will receive complementary membership of SCI as a reward.
The TransMed Student Conference was on the 31st May-1st June, and was organised by Optima students for PhD students studying physical sciences with an application to healthcare.
We had students from all around the UK. The speakers were Prof. Tony James from Bath University, Prof. AP De Silva from Queen's University Belfast, Dr Ruchi Gupta from the University of Hull, and Stuart Cantrill the Chief Editor of Nature Chem.
The School of Chemistry recently ran a Chemical Cultures event. This was designed to bring together our staff and students from different countries and showcase food and drink from each.
Fifteen different countries were represented at the food stalls and around ten teams took part in the quiz in what proved to a be a vibrant and successful evening.
We look forward to hosting more in the future!
The school PhD Prize Symposium took place on Friday 23rd May in the School of Chemistry. The symposium opened with the award of the Norma & Fraser Stoddart Prize to Dr Anne Thielbeer (n??e Hansen).
Recent PhD graduate Nicola Bell has been accepted as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy as a result of the teaching experience she gained during her doctoral studies in the School of Chemistry.
Nicola was one of the first recipients of the PhD development scholarship in Teaching in Higher Education, a precursor to the Principals development scholarships, which provides for PhD students to gain experience tutoring and lecturing have involvement in designing courses, writing and marking exams.