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UK X-Ray Free Electron Laser Consultation

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.

Science to Enable Sustainable Plastics

In November 2019, representatives from Dr Jenni Garden from the School of Chemistry gathered with researchers, learned societies, and funders from China, Germany, Japan and the UK at the Chemical Sciences and Society Summit (CS3).

Over the course of a three day summit, they developed a plan for how to create a circular economy for plastics, preserving the crucial function they serve in society while introducing much better recyclability and reusability into their design.