Welcome to Leo, who has joined as an Erasmus Masters student, from the University of Heidelburg, Germany, and to Samantha, who has joined on 2-month Erasmus scheme from Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (ENCPB), Paris!
Welcome to the incoming students of the group! MChems George Danczuk and Millie Cvjetkovic start their year on the 24th September, and new PhD students Freya Cleasby and Michael Harris start on the 1st October. Both PhDs are part of the Polymers, Soft Matter and Colloids CDT. Freya will be working on utilising MONs within membranes, and Michael will be developing new MON-polymer composites.
We have been published in Chemistry, a European Journal! We present research on hydrophilic and hydrophobic MONs which includes work from Dave, Adam, Mollie and Liam, as well as collaborative work with Rasha, within Prof. Anthony Meijer’s research group here in Sheffield. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201803221
Charlotte presented a poster at the 4-day IC3EM (International Caparica Conference on Chromogenic and Emissive Materials) in Lisbon, with the rest of her joint supervisor Prof. Jim Thomas’s research group. Much inspiration, wine, and sunshine was had!
Dave and Jona published the first paper resulting from work within the group – a review paper encompassing the design, synthesis, characterisation and applications of MONs – in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. DOI: 10.1039/C8TA03159B
Josh was selected to present his work at the Early Careers Researcher meet of MASC (macrocyclic and supramolecular chemistry) in Manchester. Dave presented a poster on his research, and Jonny (SURE student) travelled with them to experience an academic meeting for the first time.