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A new £489K project funded by EPSRC will help to uncover the importance of electron spins (paramagnetism) in organometallic redox centres, which are used for oligomerisation catalysis.
Peter Hollamby is the Innovation and Engagement Coordinator in the School of Chemistry. Peter’s duties involve curriculum support for A level chemistry, and developing support mechanisms which aid first year undergraduate students in their transition to university education.
Seventy two PhD scholarships are being offered by the University over the next two years as part of a new £4M investment to coincide with the inauguration of Professor Sir Martin Evans (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2007) as Cardiff University’s new President.
Dr Edden has left the School of Chemistry to take up an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Radiology of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.
Professor Graham Hutchings of the School of Chemistry has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), one of the highest honours in the academic world.
Dr Karen Wilson, in collaboration with Professor Adam Lee in Cardiff and Dr Kate Giles at the University of York, are using advanced X-ray techniques to investigate the composition of the limestone and historic mortars used to build York Minster
The Institute of Chemical Engineers Innovation and Excellence Award in Sustainable Technology was presented to Professor Graham Hutchings and Dr Jenny Edwards of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, and to Dr Armin Liebens of Solvay.
EPSRC is funding a £100K project in Cardiff to design asymmetric hydroamination catalysts based on environmentally benign Group 2 metals, particularly calcium
Young Peoples' Conference organised by the schools of chemistry at Cardiff University and the University of Glamorgan.
30th June 2009
The School of Chemistry’s Professor Rudolf Allemann together with Professor Nigel Scrutton of the University of Manchester have edited and contributed to an exciting new book that brings together the foremost practitioners in the field.
The Cardiff School of Chemistry has received a strong rating in the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
Cardiff is currently the only Welsh university playing a part in a major new UK initiative working towards the production of clean, low cost, sustainable hydrogen energy.
Professor Wyn Roberts has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Cardiff University in recognition of the wide-ranging contributions that he has made to research, education, administration and scholarship within the university since he arrived in Cardiff as Professor of Chemistry in 1979.
Cardiff University has established the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) within the School of Chemistry.
The A.G. Evans medal commemorates the life and work of the distinguished scientist who led the Chemistry Department at Cardiff from 1952 until 1979. This year it was awarded to Professor M. W. Roberts at a seminar held in his honour and attended by Professor Evans daughter and son in law and some of the top scientists in the field of surface science and catalysis.
A major research grant, awarded to scientists at Cardiff University, will further the development of a novel tool to understand the causes of human diseases.
Professor Neil McKeown has just won the RSC/Society of Chemical Industry Beilby Medal and Prize for 2008, for "outstanding achievements in materials chemistry".
Professor Kenneth Harris has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.
A research team led by Professor Graham Hutchings has been awarded a major research grant to target technology for the conversion of methane to chemicals.
Dr Albert Carley and Prof. Mike Bowker have been awarded a 4-year EPSRC grant to provide UK university research groups with access to facilities for XPS surface analysis.
Schoolchildren from across Britain have taken part in a chemistry workshop at the University designed to encourage interest in the subject and address the growing shortage of scientists in the UK.
Professor Barry Carpenter has been awarded the 2008/9 Sir Christopher Ingold Lectureship of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Professor David Knight has been awarded the 2006 Industrially-sponsored Award in Heterocyclic Chemistry of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Dr Zhongfu Zhou, who is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the research group of Professor Kenneth Harris, has been awarded the Computational Physics Thesis Prize of the Institute of Physics for 2005/6.
The School of Chemistry's Cardiff Centre for Physical Organic Chemistry was officially opened by Nobel Laureate, Professor Robert Grubbs.
Nobel Laureate Professor Dr Robert Huber has joined Cardiff University. Professor Huber of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany will spearhead the development of Structural Biology, part of a university-wide initiative in Chemical Biology, on a part-time basis. Professor Huber was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (together with Johann Deisenhofer and Hartmut Michel) for the determination of the 3-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre.
As described in an article featured by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Simon Pope has designed a europium-containing luminescent sensor that can selectively detect the presence of zinc in physiologically modelled conditions.
Professor Gabor Somorjai (pictured right) and Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS (pictured left), both of whom are Honorary Fellows of the University, have jointly carried out the official opening of the Wolfson Laboratory for Nanoscience in the School of Chemistry.
Professor Kenneth Harris has been awarded the 2007/2008 Tilden Medal by the Royal Society of Chemistry.