The ATALANTE Conferences provide an international forum for presentations and discussions on advances for future fuel cycles and waste management.
With up to 7% of the world's gold locked away in electrical waste, the new, more efficient, process could help salvage some of the estimated 300 tonnes of gold used in electronics each year. Gold is a vital component of printed circuit boards.
Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, Professor Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Professor Bernard L Feringa have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on molecular machines.
Professer Sir Fraser Stoddart studied Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1964 and his PhD in 1966. He was also awarded a DSc degree by the University in 1980 for his research into stereochemistry beyond the molecule, was named Edinburgh's Alumnus of the Year in 2005 and knighted in 2006.
Dr Marc Reid, a post-doctoral researcher working in Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones's group, was recently accepted into the SciFinder Future Leaders program.
As part of that program he has written an article for ACS Axial about the steps he's taking to build his career. He highlights three quotes he finds inspirational and discusses how they have helped him to grow as a leader.