The posters were presented to a group of MPs at Westminster and the medal is accompanied by a £2,000 prize. This is James' last week on group duties as he is flying off to a postdoctoral position with Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart from 1st April.
Prizes and Awards
Congratulations to our first Christina Miller Fellow, Dr Jenni Garden, who has been awarded a two-year, highly prestigious British Ramsay Memorial Fellowship. Jenni will take up this Fellowship when her Christina Miller Fellowship ends in September 2018.
Professor Polly Arnold has been awarded the Lord Kelvin Medal by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
The award is a senior career prize. It is in recognition of Prof. Arnold's outstanding contribution to the field of synthetic chemistry through her world leading research on the lanthanide and actinide elements which has changed the way scientists think about these elements and particularly the behaviour of uranium's oxide dication which is a major component of nuclear waste.
Congratulations to Polly!
Congratulations to PhD student Rebecca Nicolson from Dr Carole Morrison's group on the award of the top poster prize at this year's Johnson Matthey Annual Conference.
She saw off stiff competition to win the best 2nd year CASE student poster prize.
Congratulations to Prof. Polly Arnold who has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).
The research programme, called f-ex (f-block hydrocarbon interactions: exploration; exploitation), is for a five-year, 2.5M euro, blue-skies research project designed to explore subtle bonding interactions in f-block complexes to improve our fundamental understanding of their bonding and reactivity.
Three researchers from the School of Chemistry have been awarded prizes by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Scott Cockroft has been named as the recipient of the prestigious RSC Bob Hay Lectureship 2017.
The award lecture is given in memory of Professor Bob Hay, one of the pioneers of macrocyclic chemistry in the UK.
This prestigious lecture is given annually by a younger chemist working in the area of macrocyclic and/or supramolecular chemistry in its widest sense.
Congratulations to Euan Doidge who won the Edinburgh University heat of the 3 Minute Thesis competition. As well as being the judges' choice, he was the "people's choice".
The 3MT presentation title summary was "WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction", dealing with the use of chemistry for more efficient and environmentally friendlier processes for gold recycling from waste electronics.