Josh wins prize at MASC-ECR 2019

Josh, Holly and Joel all attended the RSC’s macrocylic and supermolecular chemistry interest groups early career researcher meeting in Lincoln, with Josh presenting a flash talk and poster.

There was a wide range of excellent chemistry presented, and Josh won a Merck prize for best flash talk (by popular vote)!

New PhD position available

We have funding for a PhD student to start in Oct 2019 to work on developing “programmable two-dimensional nanosheets for the sensing and separation of proteins”. See the link below for further information and to apply online.

https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/programmable-two-dimensional-nanosheets-for-the-sensing-and-separation-of-proteins/?p105353

Please note, this is an EPSRC DTP studentship which means full funding is only available to UK citizens of EU citizens who have been “ordinarily resident” in the UK for the last 3 years.

MChem Poster Session

Our MChem students, together with the rest of their peers, presented their year’s work to the rest of the Chemistry Department, from 3rd year undergraduates to distinguished Professors. Really well done to Jen, Josh and Tom who all created great posters, and have worked super hard on their projects this year. Good luck for your exams! We’re sad to see you leave, but all the best for the future!

Conferences and Courses

April 2018

This month, Kezia took part in a one day course for early stage researchers in the University of Liverpool London Campus. Research methods for solar PV II: Focus on PV devices. It was a good opportunity to learn the device architecture, fabrication, limiting aspects, research opportunities and performance of silicon, thin film, concentrator, organic, dye-sensitized and perovskite PV devices.

RSCDr Foster also ventured out of the Sheffield department this month to attend the annual UK-MOF conference. It was a great meeting and a brilliant community and he’s planning on taking the whole group next year!

Dave goes to Parliament

March 2018

38998973330_478915ae08_squareThis month Dave had the honour of presenting his research to MPs within the Houses of Parliament. He was selected as part of the STEM for Britain competition, and got to discuss his work with Sheffield Central MP, Paul Blomfield.