Prizes and Awards
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.
A new publication published by Dr Michael Seery has been awarded ACS Editors' Choice.
Each day one publication from all American Chemical Society publications is selected. This article explores a framework for school practical work with a focus on development of practical skills and verbal discussion with teacher and peers. The study was conducted with Mrs Naomi Hennah of Northampton School for Boys.
Congratulation to Will Kew, a 3rd year PhD student in the Uhrin group, who has been awarded the Best Presentation Prize for his talk "Whiskyomics: Advanced spectroscopic, spectrometric and chemometric characterisation of Scotch Whisky" at the 2017 Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference held in Glasgow 29th May - 1st June.
Congratulations to Dr Dave Clarke - a member of the iGEM staff team. The team has been awarded the Head of College Outreach Prize for their innovative multidisciplinary teamwork.
This has inspired and enthused prize-winning Edinburgh undergraduate and postgraduate entries to the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition.
Congratulations to Prof. Polly Arnold who has been awarded an OBE for services to Chemistry and Women in STEM in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The list was released on Friday night, recognising more than 1,000 people for commitment to public service.
A fantastic achievement!