October 2014

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On Monday 3rd November, the  Chemistry Department Research Colloquium is by Professor Joseph P. Harrity, University of Sheffield.

His talk, “New Strategies for the Synthesis of Boronic Acid Derivatives”, will take place at 16:00 pm in Chemistry LTG preceded by refreshments in the Chemistry Foyer at 3.40pm.

All Welcome

On Monday 27th October, the  Chemistry Department Research Colloquium is by Professor Saiful Islam, University of Bath.

His talk, “Atomic-Scale Insights into Energy Materials in 3D (Batteries Included)”, will take place at 16:00 pm in Chemistry LTG preceded by refreshments in the Chemistry Foyer at 3.40pm.

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On Monday 20th October, the  Chemistry Department Research Colloquium is by Dr Robert Palgrave from University College London.

His talk, “Surface science studies of doped titanate materials for photocatalysis”, will take place at 16:00 pm in Chemistry LTG preceded by refreshments in the Chemistry Foyer at 3.40pm.

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On Monday 13th October, the  Chemistry Department Research Colloquium is by Dr Misbah Sarwar from Johnson Matthey.

Her talk , Atomistic Modelling – An Industrial Perspective” will take place at 16:00 pm in Chemistry LTG, preceded by refreshments in the Chemistry Foyer at 3.40pm.

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On Friday 10th October, an additional Chemistry Department Research Colloquium is being given by Professor Arindam Banerjee from the  Indian Association  for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, India .

His talk, “Self-assembling Peptides and Amino Acid Derivatives: Molecules to Functional Materials”, will take place at 10:00 am in Chemistry LTG, followed by refreshments in the Chemistry foyer at 11:00 am.

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On the 6th October, the first Chemistry  Research Colloquium for the term is being given by Dr Chris Smith who recently started as a member of staff in the Department.

His talk, “Metals in Synthesis – New Methods and Technologies” will be at 4pm in Chemistry LTG preceded by refreshments in the foyer at 3.40pm.

Please make every effort to attend.

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New EU grant for Professor Colquhoun

The newly-ancolquouhan 08DSC_4535nounced EU-FP7 grant “EURO-SEQUENCES” will fund a multidisciplinary PhD-training network on the emerging topic of sequence-controlled polymers (i.e. macromolecules containing ordered sequences of monomers). Such materials contain precisely engineered chain-microstructures that allow a fine control over their molecular, nanoscopic and macroscopic properties.

The new network is composed of 7 universities and 2 companies, from 5 different European countries, and connects researchers with complementary expertise in the areas of organic chemistry, polymer synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, physical chemistry and materials science. Research objectives include the development of methods for “writing” molecular information into the sequences of synthetic polymers, and also methods for “reading” and “translating” such sequences into novel functionality, with potential applications in molecular data storage, catalysis, photovoltaics and nanomedicine.

The four-year project will run from January 2015. The grant allocates £214,000 to the University of Reading, from an overall total of £3.1M across the network.