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!

Welcome to new Faul Group members

Pleased to welcome (from left to right) Shaohua (perylene diimide self-assembling materials), Ziqiu, Leo (biocompatible polymeric actuators), Daniel (conjugated microporous materials for antibacterial applications) and Jerry (perylene-based polyimide networks for CO2 capture and conversion).

Shaohua, Ziqiu, Leo and Jerry are Bristol undergraduates joining the group for summer projects and Daniel joins to complete his MSc associated with the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials.

Best oral presentation in session at Materials Research Society (MRS) conference, Honolulu

Dr Ben Baker, PDRA in the Faul Research Group working on the multidisciplinary emPOWER project (creating artificial implantable muscles) has recently attended the Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting in Honolulu. Ben was awarded a $500 prize for the best oral presentation in the SF13 (Novel Actuators) session. Well done, Ben!

Dr Ben Baker delivering his award winning talk at MRS this summer