Saying goodbye to Ben!

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!

Mini symposium with Florian von Wrochem, Sony

We had the pleasure to host Dr Florian von Wrochem from Sony’s Materials Laboratories (Stuttgart, Germany).  It was a great opportunity to put together an exciting symposium, with former FRG member Dr James Thomas (funded by the BCFN, and now a post-doc in Oxford) as well as Liam speaking.

Photos to follow soon!

Paper in Nature Communications!

Great news from the continued collaborative efforts between the Manners and Faul groups (and many other collaborators):  our work on the production of “Uniform electroactive fibre-like micelle nanowires for organic electronics” has just appeared online at Nature Communications!

Well done to Pete (funded by the BCFN for his PhD and now working for NuNano, Edinburgh), Xiaoyu (now at BIT in Beijing, China), Liam, and others on some very exciting science!  We describe studies of field-effect transistor devices prepared from solution-processable, low-dispersity, electroactive fibre-like micelles of controlled length from pi-conjugated diblock copolymers. The resulting charge carrier mobility strongly depends on both the degree of polymerization of the core-forming block and the fibre length, and is independent of corona composition.

New £300m Temple Quarter Campus development consultation launched

The University of Bristol launched the consultation phase of the proposed new £300m development close to Temple Meads train station – the new Temple Quarter Campus.

The development will transform the derelict post office sorting building and part of Arena Island into an open campus that will be part of the community, help to regenerate the area and benefit the whole city.

The UoB is working with communities, businesses and the council to shape future plans, which include landmark buildings for teaching, learning and collaboration, with a focus on future digital technologies. Part of the development includes a new student village and expanding the UoB’s successful enterprise hub, Engine Shed.

Consultation runs from 19 June 2017 until 21 July 2017.