Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for Kosmas Prassides
Congratulations to Professor Kosmas Prassides on his appointment as a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder for research on "New Chemistry of Functional Molecular Materials". Professor Prassides is an authority on molecular superconductors and the physics and chemistry of condensed matter. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award scheme provides universities with additional support to enable them to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.
(31 Jan 2014)
Jennifer Norcliffe wins Poster Prize
Congratulations to Jenny Norcliffe on winning a runners-up poster prize at the RSC BMCS Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium held at Cambridge University last December. This symposium was designed to showcase the very best postgraduate research in the field of biological chemistry and medicinal chemistry.
(21 Jan 2014) » More about Jennifer Norcliffe wins Poster Prize
Centre of Doctoral Training Success
Many congratulations to Lian Hutchings of this department, Tom McLeish and others in the Centre for Soft Matter for winning a major grant from the EPSRC to fund a Centre of Doctoral Training (CDT). The Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI) CDT is a Durham-led joint venture with Leeds and Edinburgh Universities and numerous industrial partners. The grant will fund 5 cohorts of 16 PhD students per year and the CDT has a total value of around £10 million with EPSRC, University and Industrial contributions.
(22 Nov 2013) » More about Centre of Doctoral Training Success
Graphene Spin-Off Flotation Success
Professor Karl Coleman’s Durham Graphene Science (DGS) spin-out has floated on the stock market as “Applied Graphene Materials” (AGM). The flotation was two times over-subscribed, raised £11m and the first day share price rise from 155 to 216p valued the company at £36 million. The national press (Times, Guardian, Express, Sun) had stories on this with photographs of Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray due to graphene materials present in tennis rackets.
(25 Nov 2013) » More about Graphene Spin-Off Flotation Success