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Welcome to the School of Chemistry news page, featuring the latest awards, achievements and acknowledgements attributed to academics, postgraduates and undergraduates. 

How MRI technology is delivering advances beyond the field of medicine

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Who would imagine that to make improvements to personal care and household products, scientists would look to the fields of medicine and geography? Yet that's exactly what chemists at the University have done – with great success.
Date:
06/07/2018

Birmingham chemist warns against taking diet pills

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University of Birmingham's Dr Simon Cotton was recently interviwed by Free Radio to warn of the dangers of 2,4-dinitrophenol, commonly known as DNP, and the string of young people who have fallen victim to the fatal chemical.
Date:
04/07/2018

Birmingham chemist featured in Chemical & Engineering News article about a new way of sniffing out fake truffles

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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.
Date:
12/06/2018

Professor Rachel O'Reilly appointed next Head of School of Chemistry

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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.
Date:
08/06/2018

Breathing new life into old materials – using waste plastic to create high-value products

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Professor Andrew Dove takes a look at the issue of recycling and how we might upcycle waste plastic to create high-value products.
Date:
08/06/2018

Breathing new life into old materials – using waste plastic to create high-value products

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Professor Andrew Dove takes a look at the issue of recycling and how we might upcycle waste plastic to create high-value products.
Date:
08/06/2018

Why critical materials are exactly that

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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.
Date:
31/05/2018

Plastics recycling with a difference

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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.
Date:
17/05/2018

BP - University of Birmingham team wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

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BP Project Pelican, a collaboration between BP Upstream Technology Subsurface Technology Centre, the University of Birmingham School of Chemistry and Kernow Analytical Technology Ltd, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Industry-Academia Collaboration Award winner for 2018.
Date:
16/05/2018

Distinguished University of Birmingham chemist elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

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One of the University of Birmingham's leading scientists and senior academics, Professor Tim Softley, has been named amongst the most eminent scientists and technologists in the UK and the Commonwealth.
Date:
10/05/2018
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