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!
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!
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!