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Apply for a Travel Bursary today


The application deadline for SCI travel bursaries is fast approaching. So, if you are an SCI member in the early stages of your career and are travelling to a conference in early 2015, or planning a study visit to another institution or industrial site, apply for a travel bursary today.

SCI Fire and Materials Group: Young Researchers’ Forum

Benjamin Prieur

The Young Researchers’ Forum which was held at the University of Bolton on 22 July was intended to give young researchers, both students and newly graduated, an opportunity to showcase their work.

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 Fire and Materials Group Young Researchers' Forum

The Fire and Materials Group are hosting a Young Researchers’ Forum at the University of Bolton on 22 July to help researchers showcase some of their work.

Fire Retardant Technologies 2014

fire retardant material

The recent Fire Retardant Technologies 2014 international conference was held in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, UK on 14 – 17 April 2014.

SCI Scholars announced - 2014


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.

Fire and Materials Group Young Researchers' Forum - Cash Prizes Available

The Fire and Materials Group will hold a Young Researchers' Forum on 22 July 2014 at the University of Bolton. This will be an opportunity for young researchers, both post doctorates and PhD students to share their research in fire materials.

Day of Science and Careers 2014 - Conference Papers

Day of Science and Careers 2014

Day of Science 2014 was held on Monday 28 April 2014 at IPA, 44 Belgrave Square, London, and had over 45 attendees.

Farewell to Dennis Price, 1934-2013

Dennis Price

Dennis left school at 16 to take up a position with the Distillers Company in Barry Dock, Cardiff and pursued his education at night school. After obtaining an HNC in chemistry he was accepted at the University of Wales, Cardiff from which he gained his Honours Degree in Chemistry and subsequently his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1959.

Fire Chemistry re-launches as the Fire and Materials Group!


In Spring 2013, the Fire Chemistry Group re-launched, and re-branded itself as the Fire and Materials Group.