Welcome to the School of Chemistry news page, featuring the latest awards, achievements and ackowledgements attributed to academics, postgraduates and undergraduates.
Midlands Graduate School Poster Prize.
Claire Green won first prize for her poster “Computational Study of ThO2: Potential Nuclear Fuel.” which provided an overview of her research interests, modelling methodologies and initial simulation results at the recent Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS) III Christmas Event, hosted by the University of Nottingham. The project is supervised by Dr Mark S D Read.
Widely Accessed Chem. Commun. Article.
A paper by Dr. John Fossey and collaborators on the Synthesis of Fused N-Heterocycles via Tandem C-H Activation was one of the 10 most accessed articles in July in the prestigious RSC journal Chem. Commun.
Election to RSC Division Council
Dr. Natalie Rowley has been elected by national ballot to be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Division Council.
Dr. Melanie Britton was awarded the EPS Award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision
BZA Founders' Award
Tom Carey has won the BZA (British Zeolite Association) Founders’ Award for best UK based postgraduate student working in the area of micro and/or mesoporous science. Details of the award are Here. The project is supervised by Dr. Paul Anderson and Dr. Joe Hriljac
Runner up Undergraduate Talk
Matthew Davies (MSci, Chemistry with Industrial Experience) was awarded a runners-up prize at the Society of Chemical Industry Regional Undergraduate Symposium on 12th June for his talk titled: Chiral N-Triflyl Phosphoramide Catalysed Asymmetric Allylation of Acetals. The project was supervised by Dr Liam Cox.
Chemistry Staff on BBC
Dr. Melanie Britton invited to explain flames on "The One Show: Olympic Flame special", supported by Dr. Josephine Bunch