Congratulations to Dr Michael Seery for winning a 2019 RSC Inspirational Member Award for dedication to the diversification of the programmes for both the Chemical Education Research Group and the Edinburgh and South East Scotland Local Section.
Prizes and Awards
Congratulations to Professor Mark Bradley for winning a 2019 RSC Interdisciplinary Prize for his highly influential and pioneering work in the area of optical medical imaging.
Interdisciplinary Prizes are awarded for work at the interface between chemistry and other disciplines.
Congratulations to Dr Nicholle Bell who has just been awarded a 5 year NERC Independent Research Fellowship on the topic of “Molecular, microbial & enzymatic synergies and their significance to peatland condition.”
Congratulations to Dr Amanda Jarvis, who has been awarded a UKRI Future Leader Fellowship.
Future Leader Fellows will each benefit from a share of £40 million towards cutting edge research addressing fundamental global issues, including tackling climate change and revolutionising travel across cities.
The scheme, supported by a total £900 million government investment over 3 years, offers support to work closely with business to take their discoveries from the laboratory to the commercial market.
Stephanie Hartley, from St David's RC HIgh School, has received the Career Ready Student of the Year Award for Midlothian, which recognises the progress they have made while being mentored for the last two years in the School of Chemistry.
Stephanie was mentored by Technical Services Manager David Brown as part of a scheme led by Career Ready - a UK-wide charity linking employers with school pupils.
The scheme is aimed at giving young people additional support to make informed decisions about their future education and career.
In celebration of International Women's Day, plans have been announced to rename rooms at Edinburgh University's Argyle House after notable women from the University's past.
One of the rooms will be named after Annie Hutton Numbers, a chemist and teacher who graduated from Edinburgh in 1918.
Congratulations to Harvey Dale, a PhD student in the Lloyd-Jones group, who was awarded first prize by Prof Ben List for his poster presentation “Taming Ambident Triazole Nucleophiles: Molecular Recognition and Organocatalysis“. The prize was awarded at the SCI Advances in Organocatalysis Conference, which was recently held in London.