Prizes and Awards
Congratulations to Will Kew, from Dr Uhrin's group, who won the Best poster prize at the 2017 conference with his poster: "Scotch Whisky as Interrogated by Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Chemometrics".
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.
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.