Mexican scientist. Photographer when there is a camera (look up at my flickr page https://www.flickr.com/gp/51984832@N07/x1rob5), bad singer when there is enough shit to drain out from his soul, and sometimes podcaster...
Graduation at the University of Bristol is one of the high points in the academic year. It is the opportunity for our students, alongside their families, friends and the University’s staff, to celebrate their achievement.
This time various members of the Faul research group were taking part in this important celebration. Chinwe was awarded her PhD degree in Chemistry, Lizzy and Carl are now Masters of Science in Chemistry, and Fraser was awarded with his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
Congratulations to all of them for this important achievement!!!
Angel has been part of the Science Communication (SciComm) workshop held at Cumberland Lodge, in the Great Windsor Park. This course was specifically oriented towards dealing with the media – journalism, television and radio. The course involved plenty of practical work, including time in a BBC radio recording studio in Central London.
Angel’s fruitful visit to Prof. Kaner’s lab in UCLA has come to an end. Angel concluded the two month visit with a talk about how the visit has helped him with his project. In particular, he spoke about the synthesis … Continue reading →
Angel is visiting the Kaner lab at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. This visit represents a good opportunity to exchange ideas and learn different techniques to characterise organic semiconductors. Angel’s project involves the use of bio-inspired motifs to achieve control … Continue reading →
Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead is one of the biggest and most spectacular celebrations in Mexico. During the two first days of November millions of Mexican families adorn streets and houses with colourful ofrendas or offerings. The main idea behind an ofrenda is remembering and honouring the memory of your ancestors. Favourite foods or objects of the deceased relatives and colourful decorations -made of paper and cempoaxochitl flower- are the main components that comprise an ofrenda.
The visual elements used in ofrendas have had a huge impact in Mexican artistic expression, such as paintings, literature and photography. This influence has gone beyond Mexico motivating a group of people in Bristol to create an exhibition. Some members of the group had the chance to see this exhibition guided by Angel, a Ph.D. student in our group.
Ben, Angel, Tom and Carl -from left to right- next to a traditional ofrenda
This week Faul group is celebrating Carl, Alex and Tom‘s birthdays – Congratulations to everyone! Here a picture of Carl enjoying his birthday cake before a video games night with other members of our group last Wednesday night.