Professor Scott Cockroft and final-year PhD student Dominic Cairns-Gibson have had their Perspective covering nanopore modification published in Chemical Science. Nanopore technology is a powerful tool for single-molecule studies and has been utilised in a range of applications: from biomimetic ion-selective channels to handheld-devices capable of sequencing single DNA molecules.
Stuart Johnstone is the University of Edinburgh’s only scientific glassblower and he is based within the Joseph Black Building, servicing the School of Chemistry in designing, creating, and repairing scientific glassware. Stuart helps keep synthetic laboratories stocked with glassware, such as separating funnels and condensers, by repairing damaged items in-house.
This award recognises individuals who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, shining a light on alumni who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, industries and countries.
Congratulations to the Jarvis group on their first foray into cyclic peptides: Macrocylases as synthetic tools for ligand synthesis: enzymatic synthesis of cyclic peptides containing metal-binding amino acids, which was published in Royal Society Open Science.
Congratulations to the team including recent Jarvis group alumni Dr Richard Brewster,
The Garden group have had their work on divalent heterometallic catalysts for lactide polymerisation published in Catalysis Sci Tech.
Experiments were led by Garden Group PhD student Weronika Gruszka. Her PhD research focuses on the synthesis of novel homo- and hetero-metallic complexes for the ring-opening polymerisation of cyclic esters as part of the EPSRC CRITICAT Centre for Doctoral Training. Recent MChem graduate Haopeng Sha & DFT Antoine Buchard also give insight in to heterometallic cooperativity.
The latest issue of the ‘Science in Parliament’ journal features the innovative development work done by Sunamp and academic partner the University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry at the UK’s national particle accelerator facility, Diamond Light Source.
The article presents the socio-economic contribution that Diamond Light Source makes to the UK and reveals that one of the facility’s most significant scientific breakthroughs was the examination of the crystallisation of Sunamp’s phase change materials (PCMs) and their role in heat storage.
A team of University of Edinburgh researchers from the Schools of Chemistry and Geosciences have developed a recyclable chemical reagent that separates valuable metals such as gold by direct and selective precipitation from various acidic, mixed-metal solutions of relevance to extraction and e-waste recycling industries. The team is comprised of PhD student Luke Kinsman, Professor Carole Morrison and Professor Jason Love from the School of Chemistry and Professor Bryne Ngwenya from the School of Geosciences.
A £9M project to develop new chemical processing technology that could massively reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has begun at UK Universities including the University of Edinburgh. Prof. Neil McKeown from School of Chemistry and Prof. Maria-Chiara Ferrari from the School of Engineering are involved in the SynHiSel research programme to reinvent chemical separation methods and significantly cut total global energy consumption.
Commenting on the project, Prof. Neil McKeown said:
A filtration system fuelled by whisky co-products is being developed by researchers to sustainably extract rare and valuable metals – including gold, silver, and palladium – from waste electronics using a new combined biological and chemical approach. Professor Jason Love was involved in the research at the School of Chemistry.