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.
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.
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.
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.
Albert Schenning, from Eindhoven, visited the FRG on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd of October. A mini-symposium was held in conjunction with his excellent lecture, with Ben Brown from the FRG talking about his latest results.
Great to have Albert in Bristol, and we look forward to more contact in the future!
A number of members from the FRG helped Charl (volunteer head chef at the Bristol International Student Centre, BISC) to prepare meals for 90 people on Saturday!
Fantastic team work … and really nice hair nets! And at the end of the evening we enjoyed some of our own food, and a well-deserved break with the rest of the Bisc team!
Saravanan contributed to the recent mini-symposium (Wednesday, 26th of September) held in conjunction with the visit of Dwight Seferos from Toronto, Canada. Very nice talks during the afternoon’s symposium!