In early October I found out that I'd been selected to take part in the live finals of I'm A Scientist Get Me Out of Here. I'm a Scientist is an online public engagement event where students meet and chat to scientists from all over the world.
On Friday 4th November 2016, we welcomed chemistry teachers from 8 different schools in Edinburgh and beyond to the School of Chemistry to find out more about the fantastic research going on here.
Congratulations to Jessica Walker, from the Nudelman Group, who won 2nd prize in the Freeze-Frames Competition at the UK Cryo-Microscopy Group meeting last week.
The Freeze Frames competition is held annually at the Cryo Microscopy Group meeting as an antidote to the usual poster competition. It allows postgraduate students and post-docs to present a short summary of their work to the whole conference.
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.