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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.

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!

Washing hands

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.

Government publishes Horizon 2020 Brexit advice

EU flag

In preparation for a potential no-deal scenario, the UK government has published advice for UK and EU researchers, universities, and industry on Horizon 2020.

Apply Now – UK/Australia exchange bursary to attend ACIS 2019, Hobart, Australia

A bursary from the Joint Colloid Group (RSC/SCI) is available for a UK-based Early Career Researcher in colloid and interface science to attend Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium 2019.

APPLY NOW!