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 ERC's SPECTRACON project, looking at ways to develop new spectral conversion materials based on organic-inorganic hybrid polymers.
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
Members of the group travelled to Birmingham to present their work at Materials Chemistry 14, organised by the RSC. Rachel gave a keynote talk on the Bottom-Up Design of Integrated Spectral Conversion Materials for Luminescent Solar Devices. Morton also presented a poster on this subject. Tom Parton, Elaine and Kieran presented posters on photoresponsive materials, … Continue reading Materials Chemistry 14, Birmingham, 8-11th July 2019
Congratulations to Tom Southern who won a poster prize at the MacroGroup UK Young Researcher’s meeting held at the University of Kent on 1st-2nd July (https://macrogroup.org.uk/2019/04/30/2019-young-researchers-meeting/). Tom’s poster described his work on a dual-template method to prepare hierarchically porous polymer films. Well done Tom!!
Congratulations to Dr Camille Blayo who became the 6th PhD student to graduate from the group and the last one to graduate from Trinity College Dublin. The sun was shining and Camille had a great day celebrating!
We welcome back Oliver Nelson-Dunnett who will spend some time with us over the summer continuing his work on energy transfer in microporous polymers (PIMs).
Rachel was Co-Chair (with Prof. Alberto Credi) of the inaugural UK-Italy Photochemistry meeting jointly hosted by the RSC Photophysics & Photochemistry Group (PPG) and the Gruppo Italiano di Fotochimica (GIF) (http://www.fotochimica.org). The meeting took place on the beautiful islands of Lipari, one of the Aeolian islands, and attracted over 80 participants. Rachel attended the meeting, … Continue reading UK-IT Photochemistry Meeting, Lipari (Italy), 24-26th June 2019
Congratulations to Kieran Richards who won second place in the Department’s postgraduate poster symposium. Well done Kieran! Kieran’s poster describes his work on the development of photoresponsive nanoparticles as Pickering emulsion stabilisers.