Welcome Mike Bennison!

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.

New paper out in J. Mater. Chem. C.

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.

Materials Chemistry 14, Birmingham, 8-11th July 2019

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

UK-IT Photochemistry Meeting, Lipari (Italy), 24-26th June 2019

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