Dr Simon Cotton, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the university of Birmingham's School of Chemistry, has contributed to a new article in Chemical & Engineering News about a breakthrough in tackling food fraud.
Professor Rachel O'Reilly has been appointed to be the next Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. She will take up her new position on 1 August 2018.
Writing in the New Statesman, University of Birmingham Energy Development Manager Dr Gavin Harper describes why strategic elements and critical elements are so important to our modern world and what the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials (BCSECM) is doing to diversify their supply, develop viable substitutes and improve reuse and recycling rates.
The BBC televsion programme Blue Planet II has led to heightened awareness and public concern about plastic pollution. The University of Birmingham's Professor Andrew Dove recently co-authored an article for Science journal with Dr Haritz Sardon. In the article, he explains how chemists are rising to the global challenge of plastic pollution by developing both new methods of recycling used plastics and producing plastics from recylced materials which offer the possibility of infinite recyclability.