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AGM 2018: Review

AGM 2018

Our roundup of SCI's 2018 AGM

Au-Pd alloys more efficient for hydrogen storage

electric car charging

The rate of hydrogen absorption into palladium for storage can be improved significantly by alloying the latter with gold.

Meet SCI’s 2018 DSA recipients

dsa winners 2018

SCI’s prestigious Society Member Recognition Award, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) will be presented at the 137th SCI AGM, to be held on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at SCI HQ to Kevin Smith, Tim Reynolds, and Parkash Kochhar.

SCI AGM 2018 Voting now open

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We are pleased to say that we have seen strong interest from a wide range of members who wish to participate in SCI's governance. As there are more candidates than positions for the Chair and Ordinary Members of the Board of Trustees there will be an election.

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges

Grand challenges

UK government Ministers have delivered a series of debates chaired by former Science Minister Lord Willetts to engage delegates with the progress of the Industrial Strategy's Grand Challenges.

#SCIPEL: Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn discussed the role of photochemistry – the study of light’s effects on chemical reactions – in creating a greener and more sustainable society as essential resources deplete.

GDPR is coming this Friday

GDPR

GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May. Here's what you need to know.

Salters’ Institute Centenary Awards 2018

Salter Institute Awards

To celebrate its Centenary in 2018 the Salters' Institute has set up a new award scheme to recognise and support individuals who are starting out in their career and who have the potential to make an outstanding long-term contribution to the chemical and allied industries.

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

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UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding

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A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.