Luke Giles, PhD student from our collaborator Dr Rico Tabor (leading the SMaC Lab at the School of Chemistry at Monash) and co-supervised by Charl, visited our labs recently. Rico, who did his PhD at Bristol (and spent some time working in the FRG labs) is a regular visitor – it is great to now expand our interactions with Luke’s visit (as he travels around Europe).
Here Luke is with some of the FRG members before heading out back to Melbourne again! Looking forward to the next visit!
Our invited Focus Review will be highlighted by a cover feature, showing some of Kazu’s very nice artwork (thanks Kazu!)!
This is the second cover feature this year for the group – well done to all involved!! See our Research Highlights page for the full collection!
Charl was invited to visit former UoB college, Prof Huaxin Peng, now the director of the Innovative Composite Systems Institute. He had a great time talking to colleagues and students from the institute working in the areas of novel graphene-based materials, energy storage, and related applications.
It was a real pleasure to visit, with, further opportunities to catch up with colleagues from Bristol, as prof Fabrizio Scarpa (from Engineering) was also visiting at the same time!
Wonderful to visit old friends – in a beautiful place!
Charl is spending some time at Tsinghua University, Beijing, hosted by collaborator Prof Xi Zhang and his group. This opportunity provides some space and time to think, write proposals and papers, chatting to the rest of the group in Bristol using wechat (or Skype), and interacting with Xi’s students!
Charl had the pleasure to visit Xiaoyu, collaborator and co-author on our Nature Communications paper last year, at the Beijing Institute of Technology.
It was a great opportunity to catch up with Xiaoyu, listen to some talks from his students, and finally for Charl to give a research seminar as well. Hopefully there will be many such future interactions, and continued collaboration!
We just heard that your invited Focus Review for ChemNanoMat (part of a Special Issue on Supramolecular Nanostructures) has been accepted! In this Focus Review, which has already appeared online, we aim to highlight an exciting class of materials, electroactive amphiphiles (EAAs).
Well done to Esther, Maha, Kazu, Ben and close collaborator Annela Seddon (also Esther’s joint PhD supervisor)! And special thanks to Kazu for the great frontispiece and graphics!