Congratulations to Rebecca Nicolson, Daniel De Rosa, Connor Halliday, and Martin Stanford, who have achieved Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Prizes and Awards
Dr Craig Johnston, from the Lloyd-Jones group, has been awarded a five year Royal Society University Research Fellowship which he will start at St Andrews later this year.
Royal Society University Research Fellowships are awarded to outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.
Professor Polly Arnold has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.
Prof. Arnold has been recognised for her research focused on the design and synthesis of highly reactive f-block complexes that can activate inert small molecules such as carbon oxides, dinitrogen, and hydrocarbons, and that can provide fundamental information on structure and bonding at the bottom of the periodic table.
Congratulations to five members of staff from EaStCHEM who have recently been awarded prizes by the RSC. The winners and their prizes are:
Undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Chemistry, who achieved an Edinburgh Award or Edinburgh Leadership Award for Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement were honoured at a ceremony on 24 April at the McEwan Hall.
Several students from the School of Chemistry successfully completed the scheme and were recognised by the University to achieve Edinburgh Award or Edinburgh Leadership Award for Chemistry Outreach and Public Engagement:
The 2015 “Molecular Movie” article in the journal Phys. Rev. Lett. by scientists at Brown University, Stanford and University of Edinburgh has been highlighted by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as one of the main scientific breakthroughs to come out of a National Laboratory over the past 75 years.
Jamie won for his talk entitled "Polyoxo Actinide Chemistry". The research is funded by the National Nuclear Laboratory as part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's PhD bursary scheme and Jamie would like to thank them for their involvement.
Well done Jamie!