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Group News

Last call for 2019 Ramsay Fellowship Applications

Sir William Ramsay

Do you know a postdoctoral chemist with an innovative research idea? Are they in the early stages of their career? If that could be you, keep reading.

Platinum breaks strongest carbon bond

ISS beamline

A new platinum (Pt) catalyst can break one of the strongest chemical bonds known – the carbon-fluorine bond – which could lead to breakthroughs in chemical synthesis and environmental pollution clean-up.

Interview: DSA recipient Dr Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Dr Kevin Smith is one of this year’s three recipients of SCI’s Distinguished Service Awards (DSA). He joined SCI in 1989 and is a committee member of SCI’s Lipids group. Here, Kevin describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

1st Call for Nominations for 2020 Rideal Lecture

Eric Rideal

The SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group is calling for nominations for the 2020 Sir Eric Rideal Lecture. The award celebrates a late career/lifetime achievement of researchers and technologists who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to colloid and interface science or its applications.

Manufacturing growth slows due to Brexit uncertainty, says CBI

smoke stacks

Analysis from CBI has revealed that UK manufacturing companies saw slow growth in the last quarter as a result of progress of Brexit negotiations.

SCI Seligman APV Travel Bursary Recipient Xin Yi Ong, reports from WCPT8, Florida, USA

Rideal 2018 Travel Bursary Recipient, Xin Yi Ong

Xin Yi Ong was awarded a Seligman APVTravel Bursary to attend this year’s 8th World Congress on Particle Technology in Orlando. Here, she tell us about her research and the positive networking experience she gained from the conference.

Defra publishes landmark post-Brexit Agriculture Bill

farmland

As part of Brexit preparations, Defra has published its new Agriculture Bill, which outlines how the UK farming and agriculture sectors will look after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

Travel Bursary available for EHEDG London Conference, Apply now!

Are you or do you know an aspiring chemical engineer?

SCI is pleased to let you know that The Seligman APV Trust is sponsoring a travel award this year for attendance to the EHEDG World Congress on Hygienic Engineering & Design 2018.

Pavement design, assessment and materials - Event Preview

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Organised by SCI's Construction Materials Group, this one-day event will look at how design of pavements is practiced in the UK and internationally, and will consider what impact the current review of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges may have on the issues surrounding pavement design and materials in the UK.