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Nominations for the 5th Polymer International IUPAC Award are now open!

Polymer International

SCI is pleased to announce this news on behalf of Polymer International, SCI’s polymer journal published in association with Wiley. The deadline for nominations is the 30 October 2015.

Soft interfacial materials, poster deadline 31 July

Soft Interfacial Materials

SCI is pleased to bring you news from our collaborative partner, The Royal Society, on an upcoming discussion meeting that may be of interest to SCI members. The science of soft interfaces (lipid membranes, emulsions, particle-stabilized droplets etc) is rapidly moving into an era of predictive capability that allows the design and development of advanced materials to be based on secure scientific knowledge.

Duke University chemist wins prestigious SCI, Royal Society of Chemistry /IOM3 prize

Benjamin Wiley

Prof Benjamin Wiley from Duke University, North Carolina is our Beilby Medal and Prize winner for 2015.

The Beilby Medal and Prize is awarded annually by SCI's Materials Chemistry Group, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and carries a prize of £1000. The award recognises work of exceptional practical significance in chemical engineering, applied materials science, energy efficiency or a related field.

Review of 134th SCI AGM


The 134th SCI AGM was attended by 66 members. Following a vote, the AGM saw the election of Dr Alan Baylis and the new Chair of the Board of Trustees, as well as four Trustees. Members were also elected unopposed as Ordinary Members of the three Standing Committees. SCI Honorary President Paul Booth OBE was succeeded by Neil Carson.

Richardson Travel Bursary Recipient, Ceyda Oksel, Reports from Washington DC

Ceyda Oksel

Ceyda Oksel was awarded a Richardson Travel Bursary in 2015. Below, she reports on her attendance at the NanoTech 2015 Advanced Materials & Application conference, which was held in Washington DC, 14-17 June 2015.

AGM 2015: Register your attendance

SCI 2014 AGM

Postal voting for the 2015 AGM election has now closed. However, it is still not too late to cast your vote. You can do so in person at the 134th SCI AGM on 1 July 2015.

Now the election that really matters!

Jack Melling

The details of candidates for the Chair of BoT and the Trustee vacancies have been mailed to SCI members together with the voting papers, so this is my last message in this series.

Day of Science and Careers Scotland - Presentations Now Available

Day of Science and Careers Scotland

Day of Science and Careers Scotland was held on Monday 1 June 2015 at the University of Aberdeen and had over 45 attendees.

Congratulations to SCI Travel Bursary Winners

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The March 2015 round of travel bursary applications (for travel between July and December 2015) were assessed by the judging panel and we are pleased to announce that fourteen of the applicants have been awarded bursaries for their attendance at a conference or laboratory visit.

AGM 2015: Nominee Biographies now available

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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. Details on the nominees are now available.

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