Paper with Yaozu, Jens and Arne accepted for publication!

We just heard the good news that a paper with former post-doc Yaozu (now a professor at Donghua University in Shanghai), and close collaborators Jens Weber (Zittau) and Arne Thomas (TU Berlin) have been accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials.

More details to follow on the paper “Conjugated Microporous Polycarbazole Networks as Precursors for Nitrogen Enriched Microporous Carbons for CO2 Storage and Electrochemical Capacitors“.  Well done to all involved!

47 minutes for BISC!

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!

Funding opportunities announced

A number of new funding initiatives have been announced over the last few days.  Please have a look at these opportunities if you are interested to join the Faul Research Group as post-doc or short-term visitor:

  • The Royal Society – Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Award:  Thanks to the support of the Royal Society of Chemistry additional grants are available through the Royal Society – Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Award for collaborations between researchers in the UK and those in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) working on projects in the field of Chemistry. University of Bristol Internal Deadline:  27 February 2017
  • Newton Mobility Grants (with the Royal Society and the British Academy): This scheme aims to help strengthen the research and innovation capacity of researchers from partner countries by assisting them in visiting or sending staff and students to the UK and developing networks, research projects and partnerships with their UK hosts/counterparts and the wider UK research and innovation community. University of Bristol Internal Deadline: 6 March 2017 

Partner countries Royal Society: Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand and Turkey
Partner countries British Academy: Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

Please contact Professor Faul if you are interested to apply for any of these.  Please ensure that you provide two letters of reference.

Tom’s paper in PCCP!

A paper by Tom, another former FRG member and joint PhD student with long-standing collaborator Dr Wuge Briscoe, on the influence of solvent polarity on the structure of TANI-surfactant thin films has been accepted for publication by Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics!

TomPCCPTom, who just finished a post-doc at the ESRF in Grenoble, investigated the influence of processing solvents on supramolecular structure formation using grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXS).  Well done to all those who contributed, including Alex and Ben from the FRG!

Talks, talks, talks …

Last week was a busy week, with talks from our undergraduate project students Rachel, Steffan and Nick (and a celebration lunch in Cosmo afterwards!).

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In addition, Prof. Julius Vancso (Twente University, the Netherlands) also visited the School of Chemistry.  Peter from the FRG gave a great talk as part of the preceding mini-symposium before Prof Vancso’s fascinating talk!

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Well done to all from the FRG!