Seminar at the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology

Charl gave a seminar at the Chinese Academy of Science’s National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) in Beijing very recently! Charl spent two months at the NCNST in 2012 as visiting professor, so great to visit again!

Even better was the fact that Charl was hosted by his former postdoc, and now very successful academic, Professor Zhixiang Wei. Charl found the following photo when Zhixiang, and fellow postdoc (and equally successful academic!) Tierui Zhang, were enjoying time out at a Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces weekend away 14 years ago!

 

Visiting Shu-Hong at USTC, Hefei

It has been more than 10 years since Charl’s last visit to Hefei, where Shu-Hong Yu is based at the University of Science and Technology (USTC). It was great to visit his very productive laboratories, doing very impressive science, whilst also giving a talk and discussing new collaborative opportunities!


Great to catch up with old friends again – thanks for a great visit!

Poster prize!

A School of Chemistry event was held to showcase the research from all early career researchers (M.Res., PhD and postdocs), with talks, a wine reception and posters!

Great news is that Veronica from our group won the poster prize! Congratulations Veronica! Here some photos of some other group members at their posters! Well done to all on a great effort, and thanks to Tom Oliver, Carmen Galan and Simon Hall for organising this event!

 

Visiting Xiaoyu Li at BIT

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!

Timms Symposium 2018

We had the pleasure of hosting our annual Timms Symposium, with a line-up of outstanding speakers!  Prof Takuzo Aida spent some time with the Faul Research Group on Tuesday, before giving an outstanding lecture as the named Timms Lecturer on Wednesday afternoon!

What a pleasure and a privilege to have Professors Aida, Rachel O’Reilly (Birmingham) and Nicolas Giuseppone (Strasbourg) giving talks!

In addition, Maha from the FRG joined the line-up of speakers and gave a great talk! Well done Maha!

Charl and Yuanlei meet in … Shanghai!

Yuanlei and Charl met up at the UoB’s China graduation ceremony, held, for the first time, in Shanghai! It was great to catch up with Yuanlei, who helped at the ceremony as volunteer. Yuanlei was also responsible for a for a great video of the event, which will be made public very soon!

It was a fantastic afternoon and a great privilege to share in the day with many UoB graduates and their families!

Well done and congratulations to those we graduated!