The University of Bristol launched the consultation phase of the proposed new £300m development close to Temple Meads train station – the new Temple Quarter Campus.
The development will transform the derelict post office sorting building and part of Arena Island into an open campus that will be part of the community, help to regenerate the area and benefit the whole city.
The UoB is working with communities, businesses and the council to shape future plans, which include landmark buildings for teaching, learning and collaboration, with a focus on future digital technologies. Part of the development includes a new student village and expanding the UoB’s successful enterprise hub, Engine Shed.
Charl visited the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, on Monday. He was hosted by Professor Dwight Seferos, and had the chance to meet a number of faculty and researchers during the day – discussing lots of very exciting science!
Charl also gave a lecture, and had the chance to showcase some recent research from the Faul Research Group!
Zack had his viva this morning with Dr Miriam Unterlass from TU Wien in Austria and Dr Avinash Patil from Bristol, and passed with flying colours. We were also treated to an inspiring talk from Miriam yesterday about her work on the green synthesis of organic materials. Congratulations Zack!
A large group of researchers have just joined the group! Welcome to Nan (BCFN MSc, co-supervised by Natalie Fey), Xiaoyu (BCFN MSc, co-supervised by Annela Seddon), Christian (BCFN PhD, co-supervised by Jonathan Rossiter), Esther (BCFN PhD, co-supervised by Annela Seddon), Betty (BCFN PhD, co-supervised by Ian Manners), and Özlem (post-doc!).
Welcome to all!
We had the pleasure of hosting the annual materials chemistry, the Timms Symposium, last week here in Bristol.
Close collaborator and good friend, Prof Xi Zhang from Tsinghua University, was the Timms Lecturer for 2017. He was supported on the day by excellent presentations by Dr Annela Seddon (Director of the BCFN), Prof. Jean-Francois Lutz (Strasbourg), Jess Gwyther (from the Manners group) and Jason Potticary (from the Hall group).
We were also very pleased that Liz Timms, the late Peter Timms wife, could join for the afternoon, and hand over a small award to Prof Zhang!
Xiaoyu ran the Bristol 10k on Sunday for Bisc with a number of other international students, volunteers (and Jacqueline!). They all ran to help to raise money for the building project to extend the building at Bisc – a home away from home for all international students.
He ran an amazing time of 47 minutes – without any training! Well done Xiaoyu, and all the others for completing the race!
Charl visited Shanghai as part of the University of Bristol’s China Graduation activities. He used this opportunity to visit the Shanghai Jiaotong University, where he met up with various former postdocs and friends from Bristol.
He also gave a talk, and enjoyed discussing science with Hongjing and Huibin, both postdocs from the Manners’ group!