My research is investigating the potential application of a laser-based method to cause crystal formation in a flowing solution. We have designed and built a new experimental setup to study and monitor this.
Dan Ward, a student in Professor Colin Pulham's group, recently won the oral presentation prize at the Open Day for the EPSRC Centre for Continuous Manufacture and Crystallisation held at the University of Strathclyde. He talks about the award here.
My talk was on 'Controlling a polymorphic transition in the energetic material DNAN'.
I???m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here is a public engagement initiative aimed to students from Year 5 to Year 13. It runs twice a year, completely on line. Every science teacher in the UK and their class can join for free.
PhD student Giuditta Perversi recently took part and gives us her thoughts on the process:
PhD student Chris Haggarty-Weir was recently nominated by one of his former students for the 2015 Malaria Social Media Awards in the Young Leaders category. He tells us about the awards and his research:
Mark Greenhalgh has been awarded the Springer Thesis prize.
Mark completed his PhD in the Thomas group in November. His thesis will now be published in the Springer Theses series that recognizes outstanding PhD research. The competition is international across all areas of science.
Congratulations to Mark!
Claudia Garcia-Guzman, from Professor Mark Bradley's group, has been awarded a Newton Fund PhD Placement Award. The award will allow Claudia to spend time studying with Dr Kaustabh Kumar Maiti in Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Dr Maiti is an international expert in the application of SERS nanotags for cancer diagnostics. Claudia will work on the development of optical probes for lung cancer detection during her placement.
The School of Chemistry is considering launching a new postgraduate opportunity in the area of Computational Chemistry and Modelling. This would be an on-line programme aimed at students with any relevant Chemistry background keen to acquire in depth knowledge on Computational Chemistry and Modelling.