Charl joined the ACS Fall meeting in Washington earlier this week. He spoke at two symposia – the “Metal-Containing and Metallo-Supramolecular Polymers and Materials” as well as the “Non-conventional Building Blocks in Conjugated Materials: Innovative Designs & New Applications”. It was great to meet friends, colleagues and collaborators from across the world at a great meeting!
Dicker’s paper on light-triggered soft artificial muscles just appeared online at Scientific Reports!
This collaborative effort, driven by Dicker, included input from chemistry, robotics and aerospace and composite engineering! See the open access full paper here!
Rita Fan, who works in the University of Bristol’s China office (In Beijing), visited the School of Chemistry this week.
Horatio and Xiaoyu showed her around our facilities – with a stop for a photo-opportunity in the teaching labs (with Charl)! Rita enjoyed wearing a white lab coat for the first time!
Bella spent the week with the Faul Research Group as part of her work experience. It was great to have her, and we certainly enjoyed the fabulous cakes she brought to say thank you!
She also made some very colourful crystals, with some of the photos sure to turn up on the Faul Research Group website! Thanks Bella!
Liam was joint winner of the recent Inorganic and Materials Section’s Final Year PhD talks! Here Liam is pictured with the two judges, Robin and Sean, and the other (joint) winner, Nicolette.
Well done Liam!
It was graduation week in Bristol, and a number of FRG members turned up over the week, dressed very smartly!
Ben, Charl and Jonny
Dicker, with collaborators Anna and Paul Weaver.
Close collaborator Natalie Fey, Ben and Charl!
Congratulations to Ben, Dicker, Jonny and all the others! Well done!
We hope that it is rather “auf Wiedersehen” rather than goodbye! Ben‘s time in the FRG is coming to an end, and we celebrated, true to group character, with food! We all headed down to the harbour side and enjoy pizza (and pies!)!
Great way to say thank you to Ben for all his efforts over the last 5 years! Enjoy the well-deserved break!