14 October 2019
The 26th Joint Annual Conference of the Society of Chemical Industry SCI Chinese UK Group and The Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology in the UK (CSCST-UK), was held at the Society of Chemical Industry Headquarters (SCI HQ), London from 4th to 5th September 2019.
The theme of the 26th Joint Annual Conference of SCI Chinese UK Group and the Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology in the UK (CSCST-UK) was Energy and Environment.
The two-day event, which was held at SCI Headquarters in London on 4th and 5th September 2019, comprised 20 talks along with 14 posters sparking many new ideas.
Opening the event Dr Weiping Wu, Chairman of SCI Chinese UK group welcomed delegates, and shared the history of SCI and SCI Chinese UK Group. Dr Xiaolei Fan, President of CSCST-UK also spoke about the history and plans for the organisation. Plans include strengthening communication between academia and industry and establishing collaborations between China and UK. To this end a number of events and workshops will be organised throughout the year. The first will be a careers event targeted at PhD students and post doctorates moving to their next career opportunity.
Speakers from Australia, China, UK and US shared their research on a wide range of topics including health implications, monitoring and control of airborne particles; recovery of low concentration methane from nitrogen mixtures; and low-dimensional nanomaterials and micro batteries for in-situ electrochemical characterisation.
Winners were announced for the best SCI-CSCST Oral Presentation with Sharon Todd, SCI chief executive officer presenting the awards. Guoping Hu, University of Melbourne, Huan Xiang, University of Manchester and Yang Li University of Birmingham were all honoured. Professor Peter Reineck announced the prizes for the best poster presentation which went to Yingjie Ma, University of Manchester; Huanxin Li, Kings College London and Huan University, China and Lan Lan, University of Manchester.
The growing organisation of CSCST
With CSCST growing, the organisation is looking to highlight researchers who are making significant impact in their areas. To this end an award program will commence, celebrating emerging young scientists whose work has great potential. The winner will be invited to give a plenary presentation at the next CSCST conference which will be held at Queen’s University Belfast in 2020. Further information on the application procedure will be released shortly.