Ending 2022 on a high note!

Congratulations to Julia and Ben on their paper in ACS Applied Polymer Materials. The study shows the potential of our aniline-based conjugated microporous polymers for azobenzene dye removal from wastewaters, and opens up a wide range of new and exciting opportunities to contribute to addressing global challenges.

This post is also a great opportunity to thank all Faul Group members, collaborators and friends a peaceful Festive Season, and all the very best for 2023!

China Scholarship Council – University of Bristol joint-funded PhD Scholarship

A quick post to invite any eligible Chinese students to apply for the China Scholarship Council – University of Bristol joint-funded PhD Scholarship.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC)/University of Bristol joint-funded scholarships programme offers 60 fully funded PhD scholarships for up to 48 months of research at the University of Bristol.

More details on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

Any questions should be directed at: bristol-csc@bristol.ac.uk

In order to be eligible for consideration for a CSC-University of Bristol PhD Scholarship, you must submit your completed application for your PhD programme by midday (UK time) on Thursday 1 December 2022.

Research Associate position available in Smart Functional Materials for Soft Matter Actuators within the Faul Research Group

We are looking for a world-class materials chemist with a high degree of innovative spirit and enthusiasm to operate at the very cutting edge of materials synthesis and preparation for robotics and healthcare research. You will join a vibrant and exciting research project led by the University of Bristol with partners University College London, Imperial College London and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and will work with 20 leading professors and clinicians and a team of 17 research and technical staff across multiple disciplines including soft robotics, materials engineering, tissue and bioengineering, bio-interfacing, synthetic biology and surgery.

The position will be based in the Faul Research Group, within the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science. You will have access to world-class infrastructure and facilities within the School of Chemistry (NMR, MS, Chemical Imaging Suite (EM/AFM), X-ray). The successful candidate will work closely with Faul Research Group members working on related soft robotics project, as well as project partners in the Biomaterials Engineering group (bioMEG)), the Bristol Soft Robotics Laboratories and the Faculties of Engineering and Life Sciences.

More details available here.

New article in Nature Communications

Charl has contributed to a paper with collaborators from the College of Chemistry, Jilin University (Changchun) and the Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University (Shanghai) exploring the liquid-crystalline behaviour of dumbbell-shaped colloidal particles. If you are interested in the formation of chiral blue phases from such achiral structures, then please read the paper for more details!