Prizes and Awards
Dr Alex Cresswell and Dr Marc Reid, both post-doctoral researchers in the Lloyd-Jones group, won prizes for their lectures at the 4th Royal Society of Chemistry Early Career Symposium, held at the University of Strathclyde, on 23rd June 2016.
Dr Cresswell was awarded the organic chemistry prize for his lecture titled ???Room Temperature Gold-Catalysed Arylation of Heteroarenes???
Congratulations to Dr Chris Mowat and his collaborators at Edinburgh and at GSK on being awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry Industry & Technology Award.
The Teamwork in Innovation Award, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, recognises outstanding collaborations between industry and academia worldwide. Dr Mowat and GSK are involved in research to discover medicines for treatment of acute pancreatitis.
Dr Diana Leitch, a graduate from the School of Chemistry in 1969 (BSc) and 1972 (Ph.D.) has been awarded an MBE for services to chemistry in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. She is currently a trustee of the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre.
Congratulations to Dr Leitch!
The school PhD Prize Symposium took place on Friday 23rd May in the School of Chemistry. The symposium opened with the award of the Norma & Fraser Stoddart Prize to Dr Anne Thielbeer (n??e Hansen).
Established in honor of the late Prof. Seaborg, this award program is intended to bring to the Berkeley campus of the University of California an internationally acclaimed inorganic chemist to give lectures and to talk with students and faculty over the course of a week.
Recent PhD graduate Nicola Bell has been accepted as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy as a result of the teaching experience she gained during her doctoral studies in the School of Chemistry.
Nicola was one of the first recipients of the PhD development scholarship in Teaching in Higher Education, a precursor to the Principals development scholarships, which provides for PhD students to gain experience tutoring and lecturing have involvement in designing courses, writing and marking exams.
Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones has been awarded the Tilden Prize for Understanding the mechanisms of many organo-metallic catalysed reactions and their extensive applications to organic synthesis.
Professor Euan Brechin has been awarded the Chemistry of Transition Metals Award for his innovative and imaginative work on the synthesis of polymetallic transition metal and lanthanide coordination complexes and the study of their magnetic properties.
Professor Paul Attfield has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society.
Prof. Attfield is recognised for his distinctive contributions to the experimental understanding of structure in the solid-state, in particular pioneering the use of resonant X-ray scattering to study cation and valence ordering effects and characterising charge-order in strongly correlated systems such as magnetite.
Congratulations to Paul Coster for winning the prize for Best Oral Presentation at the recent New Trends in Research of Energetic Materials Conference in Pardubice (Czech Republic).
Pardubice is famous for its gingerbread - shown to the right!