To celebrate a birthday within the group, Carl used his expertise in 2-photon polymerisation and 3D lithography to produce this 15 micrometer scale birthday cake! The cake was part of Carl and Alex’s birthday celebrations, a much larger scale event!
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Long-standing collaborators, Prof Olli Ikkala and Dr Nikolay Houbenov from the Molecular Materials Group at Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland), visited the FRG on Thursday and Friday. In order to welcome them, and all the new arrivals in the Faul and Hall groups, we went to the White Bear!
Olli ended his visit on Friday afternoon with a stimulating presentation in the Centre for NSQI.
James and Piotr, both BCFN-funded students, presented at the BCFN’s annual student conference. As a senior PhD student in the current BCFN student cohorts, James gave an (excellent!) talk. Piotr presented a poster on his latest results!
A great day with some very exciting science!
Yaozu gave an excellent talk on some of his recent results at the first mini-symposium on the I&M Chemistry section programme for the new academic year! Here Yaozu is thinking hard before answering a question!
In this busy time of the year, and many new students arriving in Bristol, the FRG helped out at BISC, a local charity that helps to welcome international students. As in previous years, a team led by “Chef Charl” cooked Welcome Meals for international students. Sadly Angel and Dicker had left by the time this photo was taken:
We broke the record set last year, and prepared and served more than 140 meals on Tuesday evening! Well done!