… since our last post! Apologies! Lots have been happening since the end of March, with Charl teaching at Tsinghua, visiting Jilin and attending the UoB’s graduation ceremony (see the video here!).
In addition, Basiram has joined the group as new PhD student, and Sebastien has joined as independent research fellow, with several more visitors arriving over the summer! And, as always, someone will be leaving – this time Maciek, who will be taking up an independent academic position in Bath (congrats!).
And, finally, we hope to have some good news on some big publications very soon! More news, updates and pictures to follow soon!
Success! A Royal Society International exchange project, with funding for exchange of staff and students over two years between the research group of prof Kun Liu at the State Key Laboratory for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun, China, and the Faul Research Group.
This is an exciting addition to the long-standing interaction and growing collaborative efforts between the Faul Research Group and the State Key Laboratory, and fits perfectly with new undergraduate initiatives between the School of Chemistry at Bristol and the College of Chemistry at Jilin (including a new 2+2 joint degree, and a summer school for advanced undergraduate students).
We recently hosted an early career mini symposium, with Elvia Valadez-Sanchez (Karlsruhe), Harina Hamzah (Ting Group, Engineering) and our own Pan! Thank you to all involved for an exciting morning of science!
Here Charl, Pan, Elvia, Harina, Valeska and Pierangelo Gobbo (symposium organiser). Great talk by Pan – well done!
Grace, who did her final year research project in the FRG, won one of two prizes for the best “materials” talk last week – what a great way to mark the end of all UG research projects!
Here Grace (on the right) is with Prof Emma Raven, Head of the School of Chemistry, and other prize winner Hannah Taylor.
And, finally, a photo of Charl, Grace, Matt and Sam at the wine reception at the end of the presentation day – well done all!
Well done to Marcos – graduating today to receive his BCFN MSc in Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials!
And great to have him on board as a joint PhD student between the Dicker and Faul research groups! Well done Marcos!
Esther is currently visiting collaborator and good friend Rico Tabor‘s group at Monash University (in Melbourne, Australia!). Here she is with Rico, Luke (co-supervised by Charl) and other members of Rico’s group!
She also used this opportunity to attend and give a talk at the 9th biennial Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium, which was held in Hobart, Tasmania. Enjoy!
The new round of the Newton International Fellowship funding scheme has just been announced by the Royal Society! This scheme is for those interested in applying for a position as a post-doctoral researcher in the UK; specifically, for non-UK scientists who are at an early stage of their research career and wish to conduct research in the UK! Click on this link for the detailed scheme notes.
If you are interested to apply for a position in the Faul Research Group, please email Prof. Faul with your CV and TWO letters of reference by the 28th of February.