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44th Annual Conference of the British Association for Crystal Growth

Michal Rusin

Messel bursar Michal Rusin attended the 44th Annual Conference of the British Association for Crystal Growth (BACG) in Manchester from 16 - 18 June 2013.

2013 Beilby Medal and Prize Awarded to Prof Xiangfeng Duan

Xiangfeng Duan

Prof Xiangfeng Duan was awarded the 2013 Beilby Medal and Prize for outstanding contributions to the materials, science and technology industries. 

An exciting insight into the world of organic LEDs

organic electronics

A one-day conference at Brunel University on 22 January 2013 provided an exciting insight into the world of organic light emitting displays – a market forecast to grow six-fold in the next decade.

Prof Sir Harry Kroto at Green Chemistry Conference

Nick Gathergood, David-Birkett, Harry-Kroto

On 12 July 2012, the All Ireland Group organised its second 'Green Chemistry in Ireland' event at Dublin City University.

Irish Adhesion, Surface Science and Composites conference

Mariana Kok David Birkett Tatiana Stefanov

Attended by over 40 delegates and supported by Henkel Ireland, the University of Limerick and SCI, IASSCO 2012, the Irish Adhesion, Surface Science and Composites conference, took place at the Materials and Surface Science Institute, Limerick, on 24 May 2012.

Simon Beaumont: Love of chemistry rooted in garden experiments

Simon Beaumont

My research is about increasing our understanding, and improving the chemistry needed, to be able to convert natural gas and biomass feeds into more useful commodities, such as transport fuels, by reactions of carbon monoxide and hydrogen

Dyeing to discover colour secrets

Andrew Filarowski, Derek Heywood, Cheryl Kindness, Dr Andrew Towns, Dr Brian Iddon, Alain

SCI and the Society of Dyers and Colourists recently organised a joint event to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. The conference on the Chemistry of Textiles was held at SCI headquarters and chaired by former UK MP Dr Brian Iddon.

Microwave expert Samuel Kingman awarded Beilby Medal and Prize

Samuel Kingman

The 2011 winner of the Beilby Medal and Prize is Dr Samuel Kingman, who is Professor of Process Engineering and head of department at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Nottingham.

Interview with Dr Rob Thomas

Bob Thomas

Dr Robert Thomas is a fellow of University College, Oxford. He works in the field of soft condensed matter and is a pioneer in the development of neutron scattering and reflectivity techniques. This year, the Colloids Group has elected him the recipient of the Rideal Lecture for pioneering work in his field.

Sophie Beckett - a career as a research chemist

Sophie Beckett

Sophie discussed how anyone with ideas can develop a successful career in science.

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