A (very) belated “welcome to the group” to Dr Marta Diez-Castellnou – who joined us in March after winning a Clarin-Cofund Postdoctoral Fellowship. And also to Marlena Bela – a Masters student from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, who has been with us since the start of April on an ERASMUS-funded visit.
Both have settled in so quickly that they are already making excellent contributions to our science and group dynamic…although that’s a poor excuse for me forgetting to post a welcome message!
Sadly, we now have to say “goodbye” to Lina, after 2 years with us already. How time flies. Lina, you will be sorely missed both scientifically and socially around the group, so we are glad you will be around in St Andrews for some time yet!
Finally, we also say thanks to our honours project students Tang and Daniel, who submitted their theses recently. Thanks for your hard work and good luck in the exams!
We welcome three new honours project students this year: Daniel Davidson, Tang Phattharaphuti and Lewis Ratcliffe. Looking forward to the results of an exciting range of projects – hope you have a blast guys!
It appears the dog days of summer in St Andrews (!!) have had a negative impact on the pace of website updates.
In late June, we were very happy to welcome James Findlay from the Crowley group at University of Otago to the lab for two weeks. Working with Nicolas, James brought some of the Crowley group’s cool ferrocene-based molecular switches to the lab. We hope to tell you about some exciting results soon!
It was also great to host James’s supervisor – and Euan’s ex-colleague from Edinburgh days – James (yes it was confusing) for a couple of days. James (Crowley) gave a great lecture and found some time to re-acquaint himself with some fine Scottish produce.
Enjoying a few beers with James and James.
Euan was very pleased to give a talk at Steve Goldup and Jon Kitchen’s Supramolecular Syposiusm (unofficially #GoldupSupra) in Southampton in July.
A belated congratulations to Scott, who is funded by the CRITICAT CDT programme and won a prize for his flash summary of his Ph.D. project at the CRITICAT Firbush retreat earlier this month (12-14 June). Not a bad way to start your Ph.D.!
On Friday 19 May – Saturday 20 May the School of Chemistry welcomed Prof. Makoto Fujita (University of Tokyo) as an EaStChem Colloquium speaker. As well as delivering an inspirational lecture on Friday, spanning metallosupramolecular chemistry, self-assembly, and the remarkable crystalline sponge … Continue reading →