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Scholarships 2015 - apply by 30 April

SCI 2014 Scholars

Each year, SCI offers opportunities for second year PhD students to apply for a Scholarship to assist with the cost of their study. An SCI Scholarship is worth not only £5000 split across two years, but also gives the recipients an opportunity to broaden their networks, their skills and their knowledge, via dedicated early career events and mentoring opportunities offered as part of the SCI Scholarship scheme and is a great asset to their CVs.

2015 Standing Committee Open Meetings

Belgrave Square, London

If you want to be involved in shaping the future of SCI, you can share your thoughts at the upcoming open Standing Committee meetings. The chairs and members of the Publications Advisory Committee (PAC) and Membership Affairs Committee (MAC) invite SCI members* to join their open meetings. The Standing Committees value the input of Society members at open meetings and welcome the opportunity to share their work with the wider membership and to encourage more participation.

2015 SCI Elections: Challenges for Candidates

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Like other similar societies we face significant challenges in the next few years to recruit and, importantly, retain members; particularly active members. SCI Members are encouraged to put themselves forward for election as Trustees or Standing Committee Members to steer the long-term direction of the society and contribute their experience and ideas to shaping its future.

Prof Javier Pérez-Ramírez receives Beilby Medal

Bob Bradley and Javier Pérez-Ramírez

The 2014 Beilby Medal and Prize was presented to Prof Javier Pérez-Ramírez at a ceremony on 17 March at SCI, London, where attendees enjoyed Prof Pérez-Ramírez presentation on his outstanding work of exceptional practical relevance in the field of Catalysis Engineering. It was an excellent talk that generated many opportunities for questions and discussion.

Is it all it's fracked up to be?

Mike Stephenson & Jeffrey Powell

Fracking is a hot topic which explains why one hundred attendees including current SCI Honorary President, Paul Booth, chairman of SABIC UK Petrochemicals, turned up to hear Professor Michael Stephenson discuss the facts and factoids surrounding shale gas and hydraulic fracturing at the Shale gas and fracking: the science behind the controversy event.

BCIC 2015: call for speakers


Exergy Ltd. are delighted to be holding the Biocomposites in Construction (BCIC) Conference - which will be held at SCI, London on May 21 and 22, 2015.

Public Evening Lecture: Prof Michael Stephenson - video now available


SCI welcomed Prof Michael Stephenson to present the January Public Evening lecture to a packed auditorium on 29 January 2015. The video of the lecture is now available for you to view.

AGM 2015 - please use your vote this year!

Jack Melling

Given the number and nature of the vacancies this year the results are likely to help shape the Society for years to come. It is not healthy for SCI to have the election of those who will govern and influence it decided by only 7% of the membership.

AGM 2015 Nominations now open

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SCI Members are encouraged to put themselves forward for election as Trustees or Standing Committee Members and contribute their experience and ideas to shaping the future direction of SCI.

Public Lecture: Dr Dennis Koltsov - video now available


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.

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