Professor Maria Forsyth, from Deakin University’s Institute of Frontier Materials, and Associate Director of ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, is visiting the UK from Australia. She visited Bristol today, and gave a talk entitled “Ionic Liquid And Organic Ionic Plastic Crystal Electrolytes For Energy Storage Devices”.
Great to be able to host Maria during her short visit to Bristol!
Please have a look at the website and register (free!) to join the FunMat 2015 symposium in Prague at the end of July!
Exciting line-up of speakers, opportunity to present your science, and a beautiful place to visit! Sign up!
Charl visited Prof Xiangke Wang, who recently joined the North China Electric Power University (Beijing) to set up a new Environmental Chemistry and Engineering department.
He gave an introductory research presentation to (mostly) undergraduate students.
Charl finished his “Introduction to Liquid Crystals and Soft Matter” course for undergraduates at the Department of Chemistry at Tsinghua University earlier this week.
As part of the course, the students spent a morning in the laboratories, making their own liquid crystals, and observing the fascinating textures using polarised light microscopy!
James’ paper in Small is now available as an Open Access document, and free to download. Enjoy!
Charl attended the UoB’s graduation ceremony in Beijing on Saturday … and had the chance to celebrate with 4 BCFN MSc students who also received their degrees! Congratulations!
Charl was privileged to meet with Prof Chunli Bai, the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and pioneer of SPM techniques in China. Prof Bai was awarded an honorary degree by Bristol on Saturday.
Charl is currently in Beijing in his role as adjunct professor at Tsinghua University, teaching an introductory course on liquid crystals and soft matter. This visit is also an opportunity to discuss research and collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Chemistry.
Charl is also attending the University of Bristol’s China graduation ceremony (and alumni meetings) this weekend, where he is representing the Faculty of Science. Busy weekend ahead!
Updates and photos to follow soon!