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.
Congratulations to 3rd year PhD student Kieran Richards, who was awarded the A&B Brief Encounters prize (jointly with Liam Ives from the Kar-Narayan group) for his 3 minute talk at the Armourer and Brasiers Forum on the 23rd June 2021. Well done Kieran!
Congratulations to first year PhD student Bea Jones on picking up a prize for her talk at the virtual Colloids 2021 meeting. What great achievement for your first conference talk! Bea is jointly funded by EPSRC and Diamond Light Source and will be heading to DLS in the Autumn for the next stage of her … Continue reading Talk prize for Bea Jones at UK Colloids 2021
Congratulations to members of the group who participated in the RSC's Materials Chemistry conference, which was unfortunately held online instead of Dublin due to the C-19 pandemic. Nell-Tunstall Garcia, Abi Collins and Bethan Charles all presented posters on their research. Huge congratulations to Nell who won a poster prize in the Materials for Energy session … Continue reading Poster prize for Helen Tunstall-Garcia at MC15
Congratulations to Kieran for giving a series of well-received talks throughout June and July, including: IOP - Designed Assembly of Colloids at Interfaces (14th - 6th June) University of Cambridge (MSM) - Armourer and Brasiers Forum (23rd June) RSC - 15th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (12th - 15th July) The talks covered his work … Continue reading Congratulations to Kieran Richards for his talk tour!
Congratulations to Abi Collins, Michael Bennison, Bolong Zhang and Rachel Evans whose paper has been published in Macromolecules. The perspective is entitled “Organic Polymer Hosts for Triplet–Triplet Annihilation Upconversion Systems”. The impressive artwork for the perspective featured on the front cover of the issue was made by our own Kieran Richards. In this perspective the … Continue reading New paper in Macromolecules!
Congratulations to Helen Tunstall-Garcia whose first paper co-authored with Bethan Charles and Rachel Evans has been published in Advanced Photonics Research. Their review is entitled “The Role of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes in Optical Applications”. In this review the authors examine the use of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) for photonic applications, such as sensing, bioimaging, and … Continue reading New article published in Advanced Photonics Research
We are delighted to announce that Bethan has recently been invited to become a senior member at Hughes Hall, Cambridge, where she will be taking up the role of Research Associate within the college. Bethan is also joint winner, with Jeremie Asselin, of this year’s Armourers and Brasiers Company post-doctoral prize within the Department of … Continue reading Dr Bethan Charles’ success
New paper out in Energy and Environmental Science in collaboration with Michael Debije (Eindhoven) and Gianmarco Griffini (Milan). We make the case for treating luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) as optical devices and outline experimental protocols for the standardisation of LSC characterisation to enable advancement of the field. Link
Rachel has been awarded an EPSRC New Horizons grant in collaboration with Kalai Saravanamuttu (McMaster University, Canada) to develop bio inspired luminescent photonic structures for indoor light harvesting. We'll be recruiting for a PDRA post later in the year so watch this space.
Congratulations to Tom for his paper “Dual-Template Approach to Hierarchically Porous Polymer Membranes” which has just been published as a Hot Article in Materials Chemistry Frontiers and selected for the Inside Front Cover image. This work investigated the use of two templates as part of the manufacture of poly(ethersulfone) membranes by the non-solvent induced phase … Continue reading Article published in Materials Chemistry Frontiers