From 24th to 28th July, Euan was in Bath at the 5th International Conference on Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates (MSMLG 2016). As well as giving a flash presentation, it was great to be involved in the British Council Researcher Links Workshop, making some new friends and catching up with some old ones from both the UK and China.
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!
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!