Charl joined the ACS Fall meeting in Washington earlier this week. He spoke at two symposia – the “Metal-Containing and Metallo-Supramolecular Polymers and Materials” as well as the “Non-conventional Building Blocks in Conjugated Materials: Innovative Designs & New Applications”. It was great to meet friends, colleagues and collaborators from across the world at a great meeting!
Dicker’s paper on light-triggered soft artificial muscles just appeared online at Scientific Reports!
This collaborative effort, driven by Dicker, included input from chemistry, robotics and aerospace and composite engineering! See the open access full paper here!
Rita Fan, who works in the University of Bristol’s China office (In Beijing), visited the School of Chemistry this week.
Horatio and Xiaoyu showed her around our facilities – with a stop for a photo-opportunity in the teaching labs (with Charl)! Rita enjoyed wearing a white lab coat for the first time!
Liam was joint winner of the recent Inorganic and Materials Section’s Final Year PhD talks! Here Liam is pictured with the two judges, Robin and Sean, and the other (joint) winner, Nicolette.
Well done Liam!
It was graduation week in Bristol, and a number of FRG members turned up over the week, dressed very smartly!
Ben, Charl and Jonny
Dicker, with collaborators Anna and Paul Weaver.
Close collaborator Natalie Fey, Ben and Charl!
Congratulations to Ben, Dicker, Jonny and all the others! Well done!
We had the pleasure to host Dr Florian von Wrochem from Sony’s Materials Laboratories (Stuttgart, Germany). It was a great opportunity to put together an exciting symposium, with former FRG member Dr James Thomas (funded by the BCFN, and now a post-doc in Oxford) as well as Liam speaking.
Photos to follow soon!
Wei, who spent a year in the FRG as CSC visitor, recently graduated from the Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China! She sent a photo taken after receiving her degree – looking very smart! Well done, Dr Wei!