PhD viva success celebrations

Some delayed viva success celebrations over brunch. Congratulations to (from left to right) Dr Henry E. Symons, Dr Esther J. Townsend, Dr Veronica Del Angel Hernandez & Dr Christian Romero who all successfully passed their PhD vivas at various stages during the pandemic.

Announcing new, fully funded postgraduate research scholarships at the University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is offering 100 new fully funded postgraduate research scholarships for the 2022/23 academic year; including (but not limited to) research scholarship opportunities in both the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering.

More information can be obtained by following this link.

Viva and conference success

Many congratulations to Dr Veronica Del Angel Hernandez who passed her PhD viva last week. We wish her continued success in her postdoctoral research associate position within the Cooper Group at the University of Liverpool.

Further celebrations are in order for group members Neha Yadav and Basiram Narzary. Both are both recipients of prizes at last week’s GWPore conference for contributing with a talk on polymer formation using cyclic carbonates from CO2 and a poster discussing CO2 capture and conversion using microporous materials (see below), respectively.

New International Undergraduate Faculty of Science bursaries to join us in Bristol!

Are you an international student thinking of applying to study a Chemistry undergraduate course at the University of Bristol for entry in September 2022? Our new Think Big bursaries of £2,500 and our Think Big scholarships of £5,000 and £10,000 are now available to help cover your accommodation costs and tuition fees. Applications close at 10am (UK time) on Monday 28 March 2022.

Find out more.

Charl speaking in Shanghai

Charl was invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the 10th International Conference on Advanced Fibers and Polymer Materials (ICAFPM 2021), held at Donghua University, Shanghai, China. As travel is still restricted due to COVID-19, Charl Zoomed over to Shanghai to deliver his lecture on N-containing conjugated microporous polymers early Monday morning! He also joined the State Key Laboratory’s International Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday!

It was also an opportunity to congratulate Donghua University on it’s 70th birthday, and celebrate the 10th edition of the ICAFPM conference series.

Commonwealth Chemistry Posters submission

Great efforts by group member Basiram on his successful submission to this years’ 2nd Commonwealth Chemistry Posters exhibition. This is a virtual event that allows for collaboration, discussion and engagement with other chemists from across the Commonwealth working on problems that address Sustainable Development Goals.

Basiram’s poster covers his work on “Tuneable Naphthalene-Based Microporous Polyimide Networks for CO2 Capture and Conversion” and is a fantastic summary of his research. Available to view here.

New lectureship advertised for the School of Chemistry!

The School of Chemistry has just started to advertise for a new teaching-only lectureship (initial 3-year fixed term position). The full advert and detailed job description can be found here.

This is an exciting new development, and provides an opportunity to join one of the top chemistry schools in the UK. Recent rankings placed the School of Chemistry 3rd in the UK for chemistry research (Times Good University Guide 2021, £), and 5th in the UK for chemistry teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021).