Prizes and Awards
We recently recognised the achievements of our undergraduates. Director of Teaching Dr Philip Bailey was on hand to present the awards and congratulate the students on all their hard work.
Awards were presented in a number of categories across all years. Congratulations to all our winners!
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'.
Our Chemists were busy across the city for Explorathon 2015! From Edinburgh Zoo to the National Museums of Scotland they were found to be engaging with the public about chemistry! Giuditta Perversi talked about the symmetry and asymmetry found in the world, and her team had a selection of interactive crystallography activities beside the Rhino enclosure!
On Friday 23 October, we took time out to find out more about the Salters??? Institute Graduate Prize and celebrate our Salters??? Institute Graduate Prize Winners.
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 prize has been awarded for his "extensive interdisciplinary work in the area of chemical biology, with a specific focus on the control and manipulation of stem cells"
The Tilden Prize is an annual award given to researchers for advances in chemistry. The prize particularly recognises the originality and impact of research and the collaborative nature of the winner's work. Professor Bradley works with researchers from various areas of chemistry and the biomedical sciences.
The School of Chemistry has become only the second ever recipient of an Athena SWAN Gold award. The award is given for excellence in the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in science, engineering and technology (SET). Athena SWAN requires award holders to put in place policies to promote equality in areas such as organisational culture, work-life balance and promotion policies.