Three researchers from the School of Chemistry have been awarded prizes by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulation to Will Kew, a 3rd year PhD student in the Uhrin group, who has been awarded the Best Presentation Prize for his talk "Whiskyomics: Advanced spectroscopic, spectrometric and chemometric characterisation of Scotch Whisky" at the 2017 Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference held in Glasgow 29th May - 1st June.
Congratulations to Prof. Polly Arnold who has been awarded an OBE for services to Chemistry and Women in STEM in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
The list was released on Friday night, recognising more than 1,000 people for commitment to public service.
A fantastic achievement!
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.
On the 5th of September a one day conference, NMR for Industry, took place at the University of Stirling. It was organised on behalf of the Scottish NMR User Group (SNUG) by Dr Nicholle Bell who did a splendid job, attracting more than 30 active participant from a dozen of companies.