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A history of the SCI Ion Exchange (IEX) Conferences

IEX plant

The first SCI ion exchange conference was held in London in April 1954. This was largely a UK based meeting with 16 of the 20 papers being given by UK speakers. Now an international conference, attracting considerably more papers and delegates, the next conference will be held in July 2016 at Robinson College, Cambridge.

Public Lecture: Dr Dennis Koltsov - video now available

Nanomaterials

The use of nanomaterials such as ultra-fine powders, additives or complex nanostructures used in food and drink products has distinct advantages as well unknown risks and potential public rejection. Find out more by watching the video of the Public Evening Lecture delivered by Dr Dennis Koltsov.

Please Use Your Vote at the AGM 2015

Jack Melling

In most years only some 7% of members use their vote, but given the importance of the forthcoming vacancies for the governance of SCI and the challenges we face, I hope that many more members than usual will participate in the 2015 elections.

SCI's Day of Science & Careers returns on 27 April to London

day of science and careers 2015

SCI's Day of Science & Careers returns on 27 April to London. The Day of Science & Careers is designed for Early Career People with a particular focus on providing information about the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemistry using and other science based industries.

SCI Scholarships - application process now open

SCI 2014 Scholars

Each year, SCI offers an opportunity for second year PhD students to apply for a Scholarship to assist with the increasing costs of study. An SCI Scholarship, worth £5,000 split across two years, gives the recipients an opportunity to broaden their network, their skills and their knowledge via dedicated early careers events and mentoring opportunities offered as part of the SCI Scholarship scheme.

Applications for SCI Travel Bursaries now open

travellers

SCI members who are in the early stages of their career are invited to apply for a travel bursary to attend a conference, or to support travel in connection with their work and development. 

Society Awards 2015 - Nominations Now Open

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SCI has two prestigious Society Awards that are awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to SCI. Nominations are now open for both awards. Please note that only service to SCI is relevant to these nominations. So, if you know someone who you would like to see recognised for their contribution to SCI, please complete the relevant nomination form using the links below. Please refer to the related guidelines to ensure that you have provided the required information in your nomination.

Bonfire Night Lecture: As if by Magic

smoke on water

The Cambridge and Great Eastern Group are delighted to welcome back the inimitable Dr Andy Szydlo from Highgate School for this year's Bonfire Night Chemistry Lecture.

Update from the 133rd SCI AGM

AGM 2014 - members

The newly finished Auditorium was unveiled for the 133rd SCI AGM on 2 July 2014 and Members were delighted with the new look.

SCI Scholars announced - 2014

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This year’s scholarship applications were assessed by the Early Careers Support Sub Committee and we are pleased to announce that three SCI members have been awarded scholarships in the disciplines of biotechnology, electrochemistry and fine chemicals.