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ERC Advanced Grant

Congratulations to Prof. Polly Arnold who has been awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).

The research programme, called f-ex  (f-block hydrocarbon interactions: exploration; exploitation), is for a five-year, 2.5M euro, blue-skies research project designed to explore subtle bonding interactions in f-block complexes to improve our fundamental understanding of their bonding and reactivity.

RSC Bob Hay Lectureship

Dr Scott Cockroft has been named as the recipient of the prestigious RSC Bob Hay Lectureship 2017.

The award lecture is given in memory of Professor Bob Hay, one of the pioneers of macrocyclic chemistry in the UK.

This prestigious lecture is given annually by a younger chemist working in the area of macrocyclic and/or supramolecular chemistry in its widest sense.

3 Minute Thesis Winner

Congratulations to Euan Doidge who won the Edinburgh University heat of the 3 Minute Thesis competition.  As well as being the judges' choice, he was the "people's choice".

The 3MT presentation title summary was "WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction", dealing with the use of chemistry for more efficient and environmentally friendlier processes for gold recycling from waste electronics.

Publication Awarded ACS Editors' Choice

A new publication published by Dr Michael Seery has been awarded ACS Editors' Choice.

Each day one publication from all American Chemical Society publications is selected. This article explores a framework for school practical work with a focus on development of practical skills and verbal discussion with teacher and peers. The study was conducted with Mrs Naomi Hennah of Northampton School for Boys.

Corrosion and Wear Study Funded

Scientists at the University are taking part in research to understand and control processes that lead to the corrosion and wear of materials in industry.

Researchers from the School of Chemistry will take part in the work in a new partnership with BP, the Universities of Manchester, Leeds, and Cambridge, and Imperial College London.

Professor Colin Pulham will use experimental techniques to determine the interactions between surfaces and liquid lubricants at very high pressures and high shear rates.