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Group News

Henry Armstrong Memorial Lecturer: Dr Ian Wilson, Soft Solids are hard work

Dr Ian Wilson

SCI are delighted to announce that that Dr Ian Wilson will be presenting the 2014 Henry Armstrong Memorial Lecture on the 6 November at the University of Chester.

To San Francisco and back (a Travel Bursary story)

Jessica Breen, Richardson Travel Bursary recipient

Jessica Breen reports on her recent trip to San Francisco to attend the 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition on Chemistry & Global Stewardship, enabled by the Richardson Travel Bursary.

Hazards 25: register your interest

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The next major opportunity to improve process safety is the Hazards 25 conference in Edinburgh on 13-15 May 2015. The event will provide a platform for sharing best practice and latest research on all aspects of chemical and process safety in Europe. The call for papers is now open and abstracts are invited, by 1 October 2014

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.

Food security and sustainable production of horticultural crops

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On Thursday 10 July 2014 the SCI Process Engineering Group hosted the evening lecture titled Food Security and Sustainable Production of Horticultural Crops in the UK presented by Dr Carol Wagstaff from the University of Reading.

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.

Sandra Chauruka attends World Congress on Particle Technology


I am currently in the third year of a case award PhD project with Johnson Matthey and the University of Leeds, Richardson bursary winner Sandra Chauruka writes.

SCI Scholar Alistair Farley

Alistair Farley was born in Geneva, Switzerland and grew up on the Franco-Swiss border where he attended the International School of Geneva. He received a bilingual education in English and French and followed the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum with a focus on the sciences, studying Maths, Physics and Chemistry at Higher Level.

Congratulations to SCI Travel Bursary Recipients 2014

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This year saw a big leap in the number of travel bursary applications for travel between July and December 2014. Almost 60 applications were assessed by the Early Careers Support Sub Committee and 15 applicants have been awarded bursaries towards their attendance at a conference where they will be presenting either a poster or a paper.

Food security and sustainable production of horticultural crops in the UK

veg basket

The Process Engineering Group is organising an evening lecture related to the food industry and food science