We are delighted to welcome Dr Michael Bennison to the group. Mike, whose background is in both synthetic and polymer chemistry, will be working with the team on the SPECTRACON project funded by the ERC, looking at ways to develop new spectral conversion materials based on organic-inorganic hybrid polymers.
Bethan joins the group from the University of Bath where she recently completed her PhD. Her work will be focusing on characterizing and understanding the behaviour of luminescent solar downshifters.
We are delighted to announce that Kieran has been accepted onto the Brilliant Club Scholars Programme as a PhD tutor. The scheme provides university-style tutorials to school pupils from under-represented backgrounds in an effort to increase the numbers applying to highly selective universities. For more information about the scheme visit: https://thebrilliantclub.org/
Congratulations to Guanpeng (Morton) Lyu for the first paper of 2020, entitled “Thermoresponsive Host Polymer Matrix for Self-Healing Luminescent Solar Concentrators”, to be accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. The work is a collaboration with Gianmarco Griffini's group in Milan and features the work of Benedetta, who spent part of her MSc project here … Continue reading New paper for 2020 in ACS Applied Energy Materials
Congratulations to current and former group members Morton and James whose paper entitled “Luminescent Solar Concentrators Based on Energy Transfer from an Aggregation-Induced Emitter Conjugated Polymer” has been published in ASC Applied Polymer Materials. This work reports a multilumophore LSC design that circumvents the problems of incomplete solar harvesting and aggregation-caused quenching through a combination … Continue reading Paper published in ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.
Shomik will be working on printed LSCs
As new PhD students they will both be working on the ERC funded SPECTRACON project
Rachel Evans gives an invited talk on the groups' work on luminescent solar devices at the IOP Physical Aspects of Polymer Science Conference, University of Lincoln (11-13th September, 2019) http://paps19.iopconfs.org/home
Rachel Evans gave a plenary talk at the Recent Appointees in Polymer Science meeting (RAPS19) at the University of Leeds (4-6th September).
Congratulations to current and former group members Elaine and Judith whose paper entitled “Multimodal control of liquid crystalline mesophases from surfactants with photoswitchable tails” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry C. This work reports a family of neutral azobenzene photosurfactants which, using small-angle X-ray scattering and polarised optical microscopy, are shown … Continue reading New paper out in J. Mater. Chem. C.
Rachel gives invited talk on the group's work on Luminescent Solar Devices at the MAF2019 conference in La Jolla, California. She also will give two contributed talks on stimuli-responsive fluids and aggregation-induced emission LSCs at the ACS Fall meeting in San Diego, California