Good luck to School of Chemsitry student Tianyue Li who will take part in today's 3 Minute Thesis Science and Engineering Heat. Her presentation is titled "A Song of Light and Electricity".
The 2015 “Molecular Movie” article in the journal Phys. Rev. Lett. by scientists at Brown University, Stanford and University of Edinburgh has been highlighted by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as one of the main scientific breakthroughs to come out of a National Laboratory over the past 75 years.
Professor Polly Arnold and Professor Lesley Yellowlees have been named among the 12 most important women in chemistry. The list was created by Compound Interest in honour of International Women's Day.
The list of current researchers is a counterpart to their list of famous women in the history of chemistry.
Jamie won for his talk entitled "Polyoxo Actinide Chemistry". The research is funded by the National Nuclear Laboratory as part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's PhD bursary scheme and Jamie would like to thank them for their involvement.
Well done Jamie!
Professor Polly Arnold will appear on this week's Brainwaves programme on the BBC.
Brainwaves is a science programme broadcast weekly on BBC Radio Scotland. Polly will discuss her research into d- and f-block organometallic chemistry and dealing with nuclear waste. She will also talk about retaining and supporting women in STEM subjects through her SciSisters initiative.
Proteus, the interdisciplinary research team comprised of researchers from Edinburgh, Bath and Heriot-Watt Universities, has developed a new probe for identifying bacterial infection inside the lungs.
The technique uses a probe within the lung itself to investigate and identify potential infections. Current procedures require samples to be sent to labs for analysis, which can take weeks. The system developed by Proteus can provide results instantly. The same technique could even be adapted for use in other parts of the body.
Congratulations to Alex Elmi from Dr Scott Cockroft's group on winning the Nature Chemistry poster prize at the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (MASC) Early Career Researchers' meeting.
The meeting was held today at the University of Southampton. Alex's poster presentation was on solvent effects in aromatic stacking interactions.
A Proteus project led by Professor Mark Bradley has secured additional funding worth more than £11M for three Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations (IRCs) – Proteus, SPHERE and I-Sense.
Professor Polly Arnold is the recipient of this year's Chancellor's Award for Research.
The award recognises her exceptional work in the chemistry of bonding and reactivity in new compounds.
Established in 2003, the Chancellor’s Awards now reward staff in four categories for teaching, research, impact and showing great potential in early career research. The awards were given at a gala dinner at the Palace of Holyrood House.