A solar-powered purification system could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time.
Research led by Prof. Neil Robertson is developing low-cost, low-energy technology to decontaminate sewage water in villages.
Chemists and engineers are using state-of-the-art solar energy and water filtration technologies to develop the simple systems. The initiative will not only provide safer drinking water, but could also help reduce the spread of disease, researchers say.
Congratulations to Mohammed Alkattan, from Dr Michael Shaver's group, for his "Best Poster" prize at the recent Frontiers in Green Materials Conference.
The one-day event provided a forum to discuss and inspire inter-disciplinary, innovative research based on reducing the use of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical and material products. It was held in London on the 12th of December.
The winner of the 2016/17 Fraser and Norma Stoddart Chemistry Prize is Dr Yue Hu. Yue's supervisor during her PhD was Prof Neil Robertson.
The Stoddart Prize will be awarded on the afternoon of Monday, 10 April 2017 by Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2016 for his work on molecular machines.
Congratulations to Will Kew, from Dr Uhrin's group, who won the Best poster prize at the 2017 conference with his poster: "Scotch Whisky as Interrogated by Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Chemometrics".
Two papers from School of Chemistry researchers have recently been included in Nature publications. The papers are: