Rachel delivers an Invited Talk at the 2nd Joint NSFC-RSC Symposium on Novel Polymer Synthesis

Rachel gave an invited talk on the group's work on spectral converted at the 2nd Joint NSFC-RSC Symposium on Novel Polymer Synthesis to Solve Tomorrow’s Problems: Healthcare, Materials and Energy at the University of Warwick (13/14th December 2018). This meeting brings together leading UK and Chinese researchers in the field of polymer chemistry. The first … Continue reading Rachel delivers an Invited Talk at the 2nd Joint NSFC-RSC Symposium on Novel Polymer Synthesis

Rachel awarded ERC Consolidator grant

Rachel and the group have been awarded a 2.1 m Euro Consolidator grant from the European Research Council. The SPECTRACON project will develop new organic-inorganic hybrid spectral converters to down- and up-convert sunlight to boost the efficiency of solar cells. PhD and PDRA vacancies will be advertised in January/February 2019, so watch this space!  

Congratulations to Camille Blayo and Barry McKenna

Congratulations to Camille Blayo, who submitted his PhD thesis on Friday. Camille has been holding the fort as the final student finishing in Trinity College Dublin, so this marks the end of an era! Congratulations also to Barry McKenna, who graduated on Friday. Since completing his PhD in the group, Barry has recently started working … Continue reading Congratulations to Camille Blayo and Barry McKenna

New paper with collaborators in Portugal accepted in ACS Omega

Our paper with Rute Ferreira and collaborators in the Universidade de Aveiro on blue-light amplifying organic–inorganic hybrids for visible light communications has been published in ACS Omega. Flexible Optical Amplifier for Visible Light Communications Based on Organic-Inorganic Hybrids A. Bastos, B. McKenna, M. Lima, P. André, L. D. Carlos, R. C. Evans and R. A. … Continue reading New paper with collaborators in Portugal accepted in ACS Omega

Group members participate in RSC PPG ECM meeting

Members of the group travelled to Swansea to participate in the Early Career Members meeting of the RSC Photophysics and Photochemistry Group (http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/33561/rsc-photochemistry-group-early-career-members-meeting) (20-21st September 2018). Elaine presented a talk on her work on In-situ UV/Vis and SANS experiments on photo switchable wormlike micelles and Morton and Benedetta presented posters on their work on luminescent … Continue reading Group members participate in RSC PPG ECM meeting

Rachel delivers a plenary lecture at the Jornadas Ibericas de Fotoquímica

Rachel delivered a plenary lecture at JIF6 - the 6th Jornadas Ibericas de Fotoquímica meeting, which took place on the 12-14th September in the beautiful city of Aveiro, Portugal. The JIF meeting is held every two years and is organised jointly by the Portuguese and Spanish Interest Groups of their respective Chemical Societies. More information can … Continue reading Rachel delivers a plenary lecture at the Jornadas Ibericas de Fotoquímica

New paper out in Langmuir

Congratulations to Camille whose paper entitled "Unlocking Structure-Self-Assembly Relationships in Cationic Azobenzene Photosurfactants" has been accepted for publication in Langmuir. This is the first paper from the Photosurfactants team (Camille, Judith and Elaine) and represents an exciting step for the group - We did organic chemistry! Great work team. Thanks to ISIS Neutron and Muon Source … Continue reading New paper out in Langmuir