Master of Research (MRes) opportunity in materials for robotic artificial muscular assistance

Interested in multidisciplinary MRes project relating to soft robotics, smart structures, polymer chemistry and healthcare? Announcing an exciting opportunity linked to emPOWER Transformative Healthcare Technologies – a UKRI-EPSRC funded research programme focusing on in-body artificial muscles for physical augmentation, function restoration, patient empowerment & future healthcare.

Currently accepting applications from both UK and international students. Please contact Prof Charl Faul or Dr Ben Baker with a short cover letter for more details.

#RSCPoster Twitter Conference

#RSCPoster is a global Twitter poster conference taking place entirely online over the course of a day. The event aims to bring together the global chemistry community allowing for interaction with chemists and researchers at various career stages. This year (2022), the Faul Group presents two posters from both Safa and Ulzhalgas, highlighting their work within the functional porous polymer field (see below).

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.

New publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry family

Delighted to share a new publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry C entitled Thionated PDI supramolecular polymers: controlling aggregation mechanisms, morphology and function discussing the effects on self-assembly of heteroatom substitution in supramolecular polymer systems.

These findings are based on work accomplished during Faul group members Henry E. Symons‘ and Maximillian J. L. Hagemann‘s PhD studies. Congratulations to all authors involved.

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.