Charl at the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier

Charl was invited by Dr Sebastien Clement, from the Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier‘s “Molecular chemistry and structuration of solids (CMOS)” group. The ICG is affiliated with both the CNRS and the University of Montpellier.  Charl gave a talk on Friday, and spent a very interesting day with Sebastien and his colleagues in the CMOS group.


There were plenty of opportunities to discuss science and collaborations over good food and good wine in a very pleasant part of France over the rest of the weekend!

Frank Würthner Gives a Talk

Frank, a professor of organic materials and nanosystems at the University of Würzburg, Germany, visited Bristol on 4th March to present his exciting work on perylene diimide materials and their supramolecular assembly.


His lecture was preceded by a series of excellent talks by Bristol postgraduate researchers on topics from nanoparticle assembly at interfaces to the monitoring of micellular growth using the latest fluorescent techniques!

ACR Review published online

Charl’s review in Accounts of Chemical Research, entitled “Ionic Self-Assembly for Functional Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials” appeared online!


A great opportunity to provide an overview of Charl’s collaborative efforts over the past decade, and to thank many colleagues who contributed to the far-reaching ionic self-assembly approach!