Charl is currently on a short trip to Korea and Japan with Professors Mervyn Miles and Huaxin Peng, colleagues from the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI). He is currently in Gwangju, where he will be giving a talk at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), hosted by Prof Ji-Woong Park.
Birds-eye view of GIST’s campus, and the School of Materials Science & Engineering (tall building in the middle of the picture)
A small party was organised by Dr. Song for all the Chinese students in the SoC. About 30 students attended, including Carl, Zhonghua and Charl, as well as Neil Allen (Graduate School Director) and Nick Norman (Head of School)!
A multi-author paper, “Double Smectic Self-Assembly in Block Copolypeptide Complexes” appeared very recently in the ACS journal Biomacromolecules, with contributions from a number of collaborators, including Charl, and Patrice Rannou, a close collaborator of the FRG.
Dr Ke Wang joined the FRG as a new postdoc, working jointly with Mike Fraser (Computer Science), Martin Cryan (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) and Charl on a exciting project on 3D printing!
Feli and Alex are currently visiting Tsinghua University, Beijing, to work with students of Prof. Xi Zhang, and enjoyed a weekend away at China’s oldest vineyard, Chateau Changyu.
Dr Peter Walters, from the Centre for Fine Print Research at UWE, came to visit the FRG on Monday, and give a fascinating lecture on 3D printing.
Very interesting, lots of discussion, and a good way to stimulate new collaborative research projects. We look forward to lots of future contact!
The new academic year has begun and with it the FRG welcomes the new PhD students, Carl and Ben Mills, and Masters by Research student, Zhonghua. We also welcome this year’s undergraduate students, Lizzy, Ben and Fraser.
FRG (left to right): Geri, Tom, Zhongua, Lizzy, Ben Mills, Ben Merivale, Charl, Emily, Felicitas, Alex, Saravanan, Carl, Angel, James. Absent: Ben Brown & Fraser & Ke