Many congratulations to Dr Veronica Del Angel Hernandez who passed her PhD viva last week. We wish her continued success in her postdoctoral research associate position within the Cooper Group at the University of Liverpool.
Further celebrations are in order for group members Neha Yadav and Basiram Narzary. Both are both recipients of prizes at last week’s GWPore conference for contributing with a talk on polymer formation using cyclic carbonates from CO2 and a poster discussing CO2 capture and conversion using microporous materials (see below), respectively.
Collaborative research between the Faul Group and Manners Group concerning efficient seeded growth of polythiophene-based nanofibers through suppression of homogeneous nucleation has just been published in Macromolecules and is available for viewing now.
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Charl was invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the 10th International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials (ICAFPM 2021), held at Donghua University, Shanghai, China. As travel is still restricted due to COVID-19, Charl Zoomed over to Shanghai to deliver his lecture on N-containing conjugated microporous polymers early Monday morning! He also joined the State Key Laboratory’s International Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday!
It was also an opportunity to congratulate Donghua University on it’s 70th birthday, and celebrate the 10th edition of the ICAFPM conference series.
Great efforts by group member Basiram on his successful submission to this years’ 2nd Commonwealth Chemistry Posters exhibition. This is a virtual event that allows for collaboration, discussion and engagement with other chemists from across the Commonwealth working on problems that address Sustainable Development Goals.
Basiram’s poster covers his work on “Tuneable Naphthalene-Based Microporous Polyimide Networks for CO2 Capture and Conversion” and is a fantastic summary of his research. Available to view here.
A warm welcome to Lucy and Ulzhalgas (Ulia), both new additions to the Faul Group. Working within the conjugated microporous polymer field, Lucy joins Bristol to undertake a MSc by research and Ulia a PhD.