Professor Rasmita Raval spent the afternoon in Bristol on Friday – as the external examiner for James’ viva! James did a great job, and successfully passed – well done Dr Thomas!
The Faul and Hall groups all joined in and congratulated James afterwards!
Kazu is back in Bristol after a 2-week visit to the Akagi laboratories doing circularly polarised luminescence measurements. He also brought back lost of very tasty Japanese snacks for all to enjoy!
Kazu is currently in Kyoto, doing some further measurements on some of his new chiral materials. He was awarded a travel grant by the University of Bristol’s International Strategic Fund, so will be doing circularly polarised luminescence measurements for two weeks in the group of Prof Kazuo Akagi!
In the meantime Charl has travelled to Trinity College Dublin (invited by Rachel Evans) to give a talk!
Charl had the pleasure of visiting the State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials at Jilin University again. He gave a lecture as part of their State Key Lab lecture series (invited by Professors Junqi Sun and Wenke Zhang), before enjoying a very interesting half-day mini symposium with a number of young faculty.
We look forward to hosting visitors from Changchun in Bristol soon!
Charl visited the College of Chemistry, University of Nankai in Tianjin earlier this week, hosted by Profs. Guan and Zhang. Charl gave a talk (see the photo to see the topic covered!), and enjoyed discussing some of the exciting science from the State Key lab!
Charl is back in Beijing to teach at the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University. It is, as always, a pleasure to see old friends and enjoy excellent food … and, in addition, enjoy sunny weather and blue skies!
Juvaid joined the FRG last week on a short-term 3-month visit from the IIT Madras, India, on an Oxford Instruments scholarship, in conjunction with the BCFN. He will be working with Dr Andy Collins (from the BCFN) on characterising the optoelectronic properties of TANI nanowires.