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 accepted manuscript in Polymer Chemistry

A new review covering porous polyimides (pPIs) has been accepted in the RSC’s Polymer Chemistry journal entitled Crosslinked Porous Polyimides: Structure, Properties and Applications. The publication covers this class of porous organic polymer (POP) and highlights their high thermal and chemical stability, high surface area, energy storage capabilities and promising future.

Congratulations to Mr Narzary, Dr Baker, Ms Yadav and Profs D’Elia & Faul on this achievement.

Yaozu’s manuscript accepted for Chem Comm!

We have just heard that Yaozu’s manuscript, discussing the preparation of novel N-containing microporous conjugated materials, has been accepted for publication in Chemical Communications! This project, showing the potential of these materials for gas separation, was done in collaboration with Jens Weber (Zittau, Germany).

Congrats Yaozu!