Our Light Materials – RSC Lecture – Do you wonder how a Jumbo Jet manges to take off?

Our Light Materials

Thursday 11th October 2012, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The Chemistry Centre, London W1J 0BA

Man’s continued drive to discover new and improved materials meant that stone was superseded by bronze, bronze by iron, and iron by steel, aluminium and a wide range of alloys. In the 21st century, even the toughest of metals are now being replaced by synthetic carbon-based materials that are so strong, light, and resistant to high temperatures that they can be used in the construction of high-performance aircraft.
Howard Colquhoun, Professor of Materials Chemistry at Reading University, will highlight some of the latest research in this fascinating field.

This lecture is sponsored by GSK.

Don’t worry if you are unable to attend the lecture will be shown live on The Reaction.

Contact and Further Information


The Chemistry Centre
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7440 3352
Email: The Chemistry Centre



Russell Balster wins the 2012 CEMAS Prize

Russell Balster has won the 2012 CEMAS Prize for the most improved performance in his final examinations.  Russell obtained a first-class MChem degree in Chmeistry and is now going on to study for a PhD.  The photograph shows him receiving the prize on a visit to the CEMAS (CEM Analytical Services) Laboratories at Ascot. 










The photograph shows from left-to-right:

Michael Eustace, CEMAS Chairman, Dr Alan Jutsum, CEMAS Managing Director, Russell Balster, winner of the CEMAS prize and Professor Matthew Almond, School Director of Teaching and Learning