This month we welcome two visitors to the group; coming to enjoy summer in sunny St Andrews.
Marek Kaminski is from Warsaw, Poland. He graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Warsaw in 2014, and is currently a MSc student at the same institution.
Virginie Viseur joins us from the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Lille, France, where she is an undergraduate.
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!
We have a postdoctoral position available for a talented and enthusiastic synthetic chemist to work at the interface of supramolecular chemistry and catalytic nanoparticles.
For details and to apply, see the posting on the University of St Andrews jobs site (Job Ref AR1288MR). Deadline for applications is 8 March!
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!
Congratulations to Stefan, who passed his Ph.D. viva today. #2 from the Kay group!
A warm welcome to several new group members: PhD students Edward Howe and Guillaume Poss, as well as Mark Smith and George Tupling who have joined us to carry out their 5th year research projects with us.
Congratulations to William who won the post-doc poster prize at the St Andrews Chemistry Industry Forum today. Well done Will!
Euan spent a very enjoyable week in Boston at the ACS Fall National Meeting (16-20 August 2015). He gave talks in symposia organised by the Division of Colloid and and Surface Chemistry, on “Dynamic covalent control of nanoparticle properties and self-assembly” and by the Division of Organic Chemistry, on “The two sides of dynamic covalent exchange at nanoscale interfaces: Structural effects on molecular reactivity; molecular effects on nanostructure properties”.
Euan and Will both presented at the 10th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry in Strasbourg, France, which was held 28 June – 2 July 2015.
Will presented a poster titled “Dynamic Covalent Tuning of Nanoparticle Properties”, and Euan gave a talk.
Will looking happy to be presenting his poster!
There was also a chance to catch up with some old friends.
Euan, James Crowley (Otago), Steve Goldup (Southampton) and Max von Delius (Erlangen)
The science was excellent, the weather was hot, and the beer was cold. All-in-all, a good week!
Thanks to Luisa de Cola and her team at Strasbourg for organizing an excellent edition of this conference.
Congratulations to Dr Flavio della Sala Ph.D. on his graduation on 24 June 2015.
It was great to have you back in St Andrews with your family. Hope you all had a great day!