This is a really exciting moment for supramolecular chemistry and artificial molecular machines. The prize acknowledges some stunning scientific contributions by three inspiring and generous scientists. Congratulations to all three from St Andrews!
Euan spent a very enjoyable Wednesday presenting the group’s work at the University of Ulm at a Workshop on Dynamic Covalent Chemistry “A Central Tool for the Central Science“. It was an excellent and very informative afternoon of talks and discussions about dynamic covalent chemistry, with other contributions from Ricardo Furlan (Rosario), Sébastien Ulrich (Montpellier), and Michael Mastalerz (Heidelberg).
Excellently organised by another “molecular machinist”, Max von Delius, it was also a fortuitous opportunity to reflect on the other exciting news announced that day!
We took a Friday afternoon trip to play the famous ‘Himalayas’ putting course in St Andrews. Amazingly none of the group apart from Euan had experienced this St Andrews institution before. Prior experience, however, cannot make up for a lack … Continue reading →
Euan participated in the Faraday Discussion on Nanoparticles with Morphological and Functional Anisotropy in Glasgow, UK (4-6 July 2016). Faraday Discussions are an exciting format where the majority of time is devoted to discussing the science rather than one-way presentations. Euan also presented a poster on some of the group’s work: Dynamic Molecular Approaches for Controlling Nanoparticle Assembly.
Euan presented a poster summarizing the group’s work on Dynamic covalent control of nanoparticle properties and assembly at the 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Noble Metal Nanoparticles (June 19–24 2016, Mount Holyoke College, MA). Cathy Murphy (Illinois) and Stephan Link (Rice) organized a really excellent meeting; Euan learnt a tremendous amount about cutting-edge research on both fundamentals and applications of noble metal nanoparticles. It was great to meet many new friends and enjoy stimulating discussions all in a beautiful setting…roll on the next edition in 2018!
A big welcome to Dr Ioulia Mati, our new post-doc. Lina comes to us having completed her undergraduate studies in Thessaloniki, Greece, followed by a Ph.D. and post-doc position in Edinburgh.
We hope you enjoy life even further north in St Andrews!
At the end of December, Euan, Nicolas and Will enjoyed two days of great science at the annual RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry conference, expertly hosted by colleagues in Durham. Will presented a poster titled Dynamic Covalent Tuning of Nanoparticle Properties, and Nicolas presented his work on Complementary Dynamic Covalent Nanoparticle Building Blocks. As always, it was a great way to end the year!