A filtration system fuelled by whisky co-products is being developed by researchers to sustainably extract rare and valuable metals – including gold, silver, and palladium – from waste electronics using a new combined biological and chemical approach. Professor Jason Love was involved in the research at the School of Chemistry.
Cool crystals for green heat - Prof. Colin Pulham, University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry
In research funded by the ERC and now reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Dr Michael Cowley and postdoctoral researcher Dr Andryj Borys have developed a new and widely applicable synthetic route to a broad class of compounds called phospha-alkenes.
Zoe Gidden, from the Horrocks group, has recently presented her work in a Pecha Kucha presentation for the #Explorathon21 Science in our Lives event. The format challenges presenters to provide a quick, dynamic overview of their research using 20 slides for just 20 seconds each.
In the run up to COP26, the Royal Society of Chemistry are holding a series of online events including a series of Expert Panels on topics ranging from air quality and water climate to agriculture.
On the 29th of September, Dr Jenni Garden participated in a panel on Plastics and Climate Change, which explored the issues of plastic waste and opportunities to develop sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics.
Shona Richardson, a postgraduate student from the School of Chemistry Campopiano group, has published an article in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, titled “Scientific writing and publishing for early-career researchers from the perspective of young chemists”.
Research led by Dr. Fabio Nudelman from the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, has shown a new behaviour of a sea shell of the species Discinisca tenuis. This shell is very hard and stiff when dry, but when it absorbs water it becomes very flexible and can be folded in two without breaking. This work was a collaboration between scientists in UK, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Italy and US.
On August 30th and September 1st 2021, we hosted our first ever Summer Student Conference where the achievements of the hard-working students conducting research in our department were celebrated.