Congratulations to a team from EaStCHEM and the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh for winning this year's Ekeberg Prize. They were awarded the prize for their research paper "Tantalum recycling by solvent extraction: chloride is better than fluoride", in the journal Metals.
The Principal's Innovation Award is a new competition for 2020. It is open to all research staff including PDRAs, for high risk, blue sky projects that have transformative potential.
Dr Jarvis's awarded will allow her to develop research into amino acids.
The Cockroft group recently had two papers accepted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition and both have been highlighted by the journal.
The first, "Reconciling Electrostatic and n→π* Orbital Contributions in Carbonyl Interactions", has been highlighted as a "hot paper".
Dr Adam Kirrander is part of the team that contributed to the draft science case for a UK based X-ray Free Electron Laser, which was launched on the 2nd of July.
The case explores the science and technology benefits from such a facility. The consultation, which closes on the 15th September, is accompanied by a series of interactive webinars covering topics such as Life Sciences, Chemical and Material Sciences, and Physical and Extreme Conditions Sciences, broadcast in the period 23 July - 5 August.
Congratulations to Professor Mark Bradley, who has been elected to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Chemistry Biology Interface Division Council.
The council represents the areas where the two core disciplines of chemistry and biology meet. As such it represents RSC members across the breadth of chemistry, unifying groups across several other RSC divisions.