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Two Prizes at Electrochemistry Symposium

Congratulations to Victoria Camus from Dr Colin Campbell's group who won the best student speaker prize, and to Andrew Piper of Prof. Andrew Mount's group, who won a poster prize at the RSC Butler Electrochemistry Symposium today in Glasgow University.

The one-day symposium gave researchers from across Scotland and the North of England to meet with their peers and present the results of their research in any field related to electrochemistry.

RSC Hickinbottom Award 2016

Dr Thomas has won the award for his research into highly selective iron-catalyzed hydrofunctionalization of alkenes, particularly hydrocarboxylation, and the development of a suite of easily handled iron catalysts.

The Hickinbottom Award is for researchers under the age of 35 in the field of organic chemistry. Past winners include Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling. Dr Thomas will undertake a UK lecture tour as part of the prize.

3-Year NERC Soil Security Fellowship

Dr Nicholle Bell has been awarded a 3 years NERC Soil Security Fellowship

The Soil Security programme aims to advance understanding of the ability of soils to adapt to perturbations.

Nicholle plans to use the top-end high-resolution analytical techniques, NMR and FT ICR MS, to read the molecular signature of peat bogs and relate it to their status (pristine, damaged, in restoration). She has assembled a strong network of collaborators across Scotland to tackle peatland issues across several disciplines.

Fellowships for 2 Post-docs

We are delighted to announce that two post-docs in the Lloyd-Jones Group have been awarded very prestigious fellowships. 

Dr Alex Cresswell has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (at Manchester / Bath)

Dr Marc Reid has been awarded a Leverhulme fellowship (at Strathclyde)

We will be sad to see Alex and Marc leave, but the School is very pleased for them and wishes them both the very best for their future careers.

TransMed Conference

The TransMed Student Conference was on the 31st May-1st June, and was organised by Optima students for PhD students studying physical sciences with an application to healthcare.

We had students from all around the UK. The speakers were Prof. Tony James from Bath University, Prof. AP De Silva from Queen's University Belfast, Dr Ruchi Gupta from the University of Hull, and Stuart Cantrill the Chief Editor of Nature Chem.